We recently have hit a statewide drought advisory for Connecticut’s current water condition. This means that moving forward this summer, the conservation of water will be incredibly important. While this is our current water condition here in Connecticut during August of 2016, the state of water condition may change. For live updates, you can always check the U.S. Drought Monitor directory for more information.
There could be many negative effects of drought if things were to get serious. Economically, farmers could lose money from destroyed crops, businesses that depend on crops/livestock could suffer, businesses with boating/fishing equipment may see a decline in their numbers, and water companies may have to spend money on new or additional water supplies. Don’t worry though, we’ll always have your back if you have an issue with your water. A drought could also affect the environment as well though. We could see the loss/destruction of wild fish habitats, some wildlife migrating, increase stress on endangered species, poor soil quality, and more.
Droughts generally speaking result in a lack of rain or other forms of precipitation, and by now, we’ve all experienced the lack of rain first hand. Here in Connecticut, we haven’t seen any water precipitation with the extreme temperatures we’ve seen lately, but hopefully it won’t last too much longer for the sake of our state. With the weather being against us recently, it’s incredibly important that we begin to conserve water, as you may have already seen in the news.
So what can we do? Well, as we mentioned, water conservation is incredibly important. Here are some ways that you and your family can practice water conservation to keep Connecticut in a good state for the time being:
Take baths instead of shower, or have a shower bucket.
Turn off the sink when you brush your teeth and/or wash your hands.
Don’t flush the toilet over excessively, only when you need.
Fix any leaks in any of your plumbing.
Re-use liquid to boil pastas.
Take shorter/faster showers.
Don’t run a dishwasher and/or washing machine unless they’re completely full.
Access your water in early morning (the cooler temperatures will mean less water evaporation and you can store it for later).
Fill up your sink with soapy water when hand watching an excessive amount of dirty dishes.
We hope you practice safe water conservation, and if you ever have any troubles with your water, give us a call any toll free at 1 800-642-0420.
Haven’t heard of a “flowmeter” before? Not a problem, Aqua Pump is here to help! A flowmeter is a device that has the ability to measure the amount of liquid passing through it, so for our use, that would be the amount of water passing through it. This is important, because these measurements are related to the material’s density, which is fully dependant on the conditions of the material, which could be directly correlated to the quality of your water. There are different types of flowmeters, some used for measuring vapor and gas, or even other forms of liquids, but we’ll just focus on flowmeters used to measure water for all intents and purposes.
So why are flowmeters important to you, the customer? Well think about this: depending on the quality of your water, as well as have the ability to monitor how much water your system is pumping over time. Flowmeters can be complex, but not if you have the right help from a professional. It’s our job to help you select a flowmeter, make sure we meet all the right installation requirements for your situation, read and record the meter’s rates, and even operate or control the system from a distance. This allows us to monitor water systems to ensure they are working properly, and that your water isn’t having any major issues.
The flowmeter allows us to track the instantaneous rate that water is flowing through your system, so if there are any irregularities, we’ll know right away. The sooner we discover a problem, the faster we will be able to come up with a solution, and avoid any long term damage. Not only that, but we can even monitor the overall total volume of water that you are using overtime. If you had any issues with your bill or water system, we could monitor your water system’s activities to help come up with the most optimal solution.
Basically, this all ties back to the fact that we want to be your trusted industry experts for any all things concerning your water and well systems. If you have a problem, we want to have the right technology in place and meet up with the latest industry standards and techniques to provide you with fresh water on a daily basis. For any and all issues concerning your water system, give us a call today!
Get this: each person, on average, uses about 120 gallon of water in just one day. For a family of four, this could mean using about 480 gallons in just one household per day, and for a family of five, that's going to be upwards of 600 gallons a day.
Shocked yet? We imagine you might be with numbers like that. The thing about the water industry, though, is that the marketing and selling of “going green” is nothing new to our space. At first, it almost seemed like going green would just be a fad or phase that would pass, but we can proudly say that the industry is always looking for ways to be more efficient and more green-friendly.
Here’s something else you should think about. With a one horsepower motor on your water pump at $0.13 per kilowatt-hour, with a 10 gpm pump, you would spend roughly $5 per month to provide water to a four-person household. That being said, we’d also like to mention that this could be compared to a cable bill, which is (on average in the United States) roughly $98.15 a month (data comparison provided by Water Well Journal). This is shocking. It only costs $5 a month to provide water to a family with the water industry’s initiatives to go green, yet we can spend nearly $100 a month on cable at the same time. That’s a deal you simply can’t pass up.
The only alternative to a point-of-use private well system would be to have longer lines of pipe that could deliver water from a community-based water system. Unfortunately, the problem with that is that it could be a heavy cost if leaks were to happen, and it could even use more energy just to move the water along. Point-of-use water systems have become efficient in their delivery for just about anything, and that’s including water. With technology on the rise in our industry, and the leaders of our industry focused on making our processes and procedures more green friendly and efficient, we are proud to say that the water industry is always changing for the better.
The Ground Source Heat Pump Market’s New Standards
That’s right, there’s a new standard in place for ground source heating water pumps, and it’s good news for everyone.
“A binational standard for the design and installation of ground source pump systems for commercial and residential buildings has now been published by CSA Group, a leading American National Standards Institute and Standards Council of Canada accredited developer of standards, codes, guidelines, and personnel certification programs.” – Water Well Journal
Long story short, this standard is official, and came into place after stakeholders everywhere called for the standardization through a neutral third party, to set guidelines for installation and design of these ground source heat pump systems. But what does all this mean exactly?
Well, for the water experts, it means that we have new standards to follow when dealing with these types of systems. These standards are meant to “harmonize the differences between existing resources, simplify referencing in regulations and contract, incorporate the latest advancements, clarify compliance using standards language, and provide credibility through an accredited neutral standards development process," as also stated by the Water Well Journal. Not only that, but both the NGWA (National Ground Water Association) and the IGSHPA (International Ground Source Heat Pump Association) have taken the initiative to enter an agreement, specifically a signed memorandum of understanding, which will strengthen the relationship between these two organizations to support the new standards for ground source heat pump systems.
So what does this all boil down to for you, the customer? Essentially, these changes are a very good thing for anyone that has a ground source heat pump system. The process will be safe, streamlined, effective, and efficient. With new technology coming into play, regulations in place, and standards that set the tone for the work that needs to be done, we can assure a job well done by making these things a requirement for any and all professionals dealing with these types of systems. The water industry has once again taken another step forward, and we expect it to continuing to make these types of advancements moving forward. Aqua Pump has already taken the initiative to incorporate new trends and technologies into how we conduct our business, and when it comes to any and all things water related, we are here to help.
To learn more or ask about your water system or water supply, concerning any problems and/or issues or questions you may have, feel free to give us a call at 1-800-642-0420!
We live in a day and age where technology makes rapid progressions, and for the water industry, that’s no different! We’ve seen a lot of new technology hitting our industry in recent times, and that allows us to solve your problems either quicker, more efficiently, or more easily. The water industry is thriving, and is positioned on several ongoing trends, one of which is predominantly the evolution of water technology, even right here in Connecticut.
Let’s take a look at how these changes have affected our industry more recently, one of which is the development of the VFD, or a variable frequency drive. Prior to the development of this device, water motors and pumps were started by a QUD, also known as a quick disconnect. The quick disconnect was only made up of two parts, being a relay and a capacitor. Nowadays, the QD is being replaced by the VFD, which is made up of several of hundreds of components that allow the VFD to do the same job, but more efficiently. Although both of these devices are used to start the motor and pump, you’ll notice an immediate difference in the constant pressure of your water if you install a VFD, and trust us, the pressure is great compared to the QD! By using a VFD, we can get your water pressure almost equivalent to that of city water, even if you have a private well at your home.
Aqua Pump has taken the initiative in implementing new technologies in how we service our customers, because we want to provide the best possible solutions for any and all water related issues. By implementing this new technology, we are adapting with the trends of the industry, and have even taken the time to hands-on train our employees on how to technically support this new technology as well. If you’d like to see how new technology in the water industry can help you, give us a call here at Aqua Pump with any questions you may have at 1-800-642-0420.
To keep up with changing trends in the water industry, check back on our blog again next Thursday, where we will go over the changes in residential wells!
Here at Aqua Pump, we believe in providing fresh water solutions for the local residents here in Stafford, as well as all throughout Connecticut. There are many things that can factor into water not being fresh, clean, or properly maintained, but you can leave that to us, the professionals in everything pertaining to water!
Here’s the thing, you could have hard water, iron in your water, pH issues with your water, or there could even be manganese in your drinking water, and there’s a good possibility you may not even realize it to begin with. If you have any concern about the quality of your water, we are here to help.
To learn more, visit our homepage, or check out our about page as well! When it comes to any water related issues, you can count on the professionals here at Aqua Pump to help out!
Have you heard about our 24 hour service?
Where would we be without water? There would be no way for us to get clean, no way to grow fruits or vegetables, no way to even survive, and there wouldn’t even be life on earth. Water is the one thing that allows us to keep moving forward as a human race by providing us with life. From cooking, washing, to recreation, we understand the importance of water and its great uses.
That’s why we have a 24-hour emergency service, 7 days a week, all year round. Our normal hours are 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday where we will be happy to service all of your needs for anything related to water. But, what about in the case of an emergency? What if your water stops working altogether? Or if your water tank is making loud, alarming noises in the middle of the night that you don’t understand?
That’s where we come in. With our 24-hour emergency service, you can reach out to us at any time you need to for emergency situations. We’ll connect you with a real person, and help you through your issues or problems to the best of our ability, and service you as soon as possible. All we ask is that you make sure it is absolutely urgent before calling us after hours.
Our emergency number for calling in after-hours toll-free is 1-800-642-0420. Just as a reminder, our local call-in number for scheduling appointments or asking for help with problems during the day is 860-668-4379, and you can give us a call at any time!
For all issues pertaining to water, we are here to help!
We will be the first to say that, more than likely, we won't be getting anyone looking to put a Aqua Pump underneath the Christmas tree this year. However, Small Business Saturday means so much more than a gift; it means supporting a community and keeping money local.
An interesting fact courtesy of the 3/50 Project website:
1. For every $100 spent in locally owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures.
What does this mean? It means that more of our hard earned money stays and helps support the communities we live in. As a family owned business for over 40 years, we understand the importance of the community and it's support.
When you're a small, family owned business, your customers are your shareholders and the business they give to you is important for survival in today's society.
So while we know you might not head to Aqua Pump's Stafford CT location for a pump, softner solution, water treatment supplies or gift certficate for any of our other products or services, we hope that everyone stops by some of the local businesses within their community to help support them.
It doesnt matter where your community is, Small Business Saturday is for all of us who truly love the towns and cities and the small businesses within them.
Dont let those distinct colors and smells arising from your water scare you! Its natural to think that if your water is so discolored or exudes a terrible smell that it is more than a simple fix... NOT NECESSARILY TRUE!
Impression Series® Air Sulfur (IMS) and Air Iron (IMB) Filters are extremely effective in removing hydrogen sulfide and iron, commonly associated with problem well water. These innovative designs use a unique air-injection filtering technology to oxidize sulfur or iron into precipitates that can be readily filtered and removed. Impression Series Air Charge Filters are environmentally safe — no toxic chemicals are used like in other systems. The result is simply refreshingly good water from the tap, every time.
Here are additional benefits to Impression Series Air Charge Filters:
With the way our economy is, we understand that every dollar counts! With our specific filters, you will be cutting out bottled water costs and getting back into the habits of drinking your natural, filtered tap water!
Dont settle on purchasing bottled water and other routes when it comes to your water! Call your friends at Aqua Pump today at (860) 684-5349 and speak to one of our professionals to find the best suitable route for you and your home.