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Sprinkler system including fire alarm.

Today, many homes are equipped with residential fire sprinkler systems, especially in large housing blocks such as townhomes, condos or apartment buildings. These systems often require a backflow prevention device that must be inspected and tested annually. The backflow preventer keeps the home’s potable water unpolluted and safe for both the homeowners and their community while the fire sprinkler system keeps the home dwellers safe...

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Abandoned factory in winter.

Backflow devices are found throughout the United States to protect our drinking water from contamination. They’re found in sunny Florida and frozen Alaska, arid Arizona and sandy Texas. The way that backflow devices work do not change in varying climates but there are differences of backflow prevention protection in warm and cold climates, how they are managed and what time of year. Dewey Sorensen is currently...

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Glasses resting on a computer keyboard on a desk.

There are several levels to knowing how to use the Tokay Software application to administer your backflow prevention program. After more than twenty-five years of working hand-in-hand with our users, we know that each user needs to master each level at their own pace — and have built our training around this methodology. To meet your program goals: Users need to feel comfortable with the software.They need...

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Hand clicking a computer mouse.

Aquatic Informatics's Tokay team knows the business of backflow prevention. We know the people in the field, their work and what they need. We’ve been supporting utilities and others in the field  for over thirty years. Our software is currently protecting water supply from contamination in 47 States as well as in England, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and Australia. And we know our users, their...

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Steel pipeline with valve.

It’s been a few months since backflow prevention was headlining in the news as the cause of the drinking water crisis in Corpus Christi, Texas. It’s rare that the public thinks much about the importance of clean tap water, let alone how interconnected and fragile their water supply is.  Municipal water suppliers don’t get much thanks but can get a lot of flack when things...

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Excel Spreadsheet, Reality by the Numbers.

There is a hidden cost behind the reliance on spreadsheets that is invisible to those who are dependent on them. Most people use spreadsheets for multiple purposes, so using spreadsheets to manage water data seems “free” relative to the cost of purpose-built software for data management. A National Public Radio Podcast about spreadsheets was recommended to me by colleagues at the CWRA conference in Lethbridge...

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Cloud Seeding in the Snowy Mountains Graphic.

The New Zealand Hydrological Society Technical Workshop was held in Dunedin, NZ from April 3rd to 6th this year. These technical workshops are tightly focused around problems and opportunities in field hydrology providing great inspiration for the betterment of water measurement and monitoring....

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