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AYU: Knowledge at Your Fingertips

  • How do I size a jetayu pump?
  • What’s the difference between PSI and inches of water column?
  • When did ball valves come into existence?
  • Where does the pressure reducing valve lie on the northern and southern water service lateral installations?

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Power Outage? No Problem

Does the phrase ‘April showers bring May flowers’ ring a bell? While very catchy, there’s a reason why someone came up with it in the first place. Since thunderstorms can threaten at any moment during spring and summer, this is the time of year to be paying the most attention to the affects of power outages – especially on a home’s sump pump. Continue reading

The 7 Most Common Reasons to Call a Plumber

telephone-158190_960_720 On average, research shows that homeowners will call a plumber once every three years. And throughout these phone calls, the most asked question will be, ‘Is this a common plumbing problem?’. Whether it’s frozen pipes, leaky faucets, running toilets, and more, a plumber will immediately recognize the commonality of the job at hand. Continue reading

Parts of a Water Well

well-drill-diagram-copy1As any dug, driven, or drilled hole in the ground for the use of extracting groundwater in underground aquifers, water wells have shown to be very useful throughout history. For the past 8,000 years, humanity has been using this method to provide water for up to entire villages at a time. Since then, the process and layout of the water well has been made much more streamlined and efficient.

In owning, operating, and maintaining a private water well, it is important to understand the different components that it is made up of. See the diagram to the right for an outline of a water well system and read below to learn more about each part: Continue reading

How Pumps Provide Food to Your Table

cheeseburger-34314_960_720 How many times in a year, a month, or a week do you go out to eat simply because it’s the quick and easy option? When a burger can be cooked in less than five minutes and a smoothie made in thirty seconds, you can’t help but wonder what’s going on behind the scenes. Well, chances are, pumps played a role in providing food on the table and a drink in your hand in this efficient manner. Continue reading

From the Well to Your Tap

water cycleThe water cycle explains how water moves above, on, and through the Earth at any given point of time. As an essential part of life, this process is one of many that keep us alive. That being said, only 3% of the world’s available water is freshwater or drinkable, with groundwater responsible for a large portion of Earth’s freshwater. Groundwater is recognized as a renewable resource that is most commonly replenished through precipitations that infiltrate downward from the land surface. Continue reading

Combining Physics Lessons, Centrifugal Pumps, and Drinking Straws

Do you know how your pump works? From consumption to irrigation purposes, a centrifugal water well pump is responsible for the removal and/or transfer of water from a water well. By simplifying the function of these pumps, you’ll find that they have a lot in common with a drinking device we use everyday. Continue reading

Four Factors to Sizing a Pressure Tank

When it comes to picking out the correct pressure tank necessary for your situation, the size of the tank will make or break the effectiveness of the product. If you fail to invest in the correct size pressure tank, you can short cycle your pump. Due to the pump turning on and off too often, it will then suffer premature failure as it builds up excessive heat. In order to avoid this from happening, there are a number of factors that you should consider in determining the correct pressure tank size: Continue reading

The Secret Ingredient to a Solid Communication Plan

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Old Spice, Staples, Nike, Pizza Hut, and Starbucks. What do all these companies have in common? Other than the fact that they’re all well known, they also hold a very active presence on social media. Chances are, I bet you’re even following at least one of these businesses on Twitter or ‘liking’ them on Facebook. Continue reading