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!
If you haven’t already heard in the media by now, Flint, Michigan is in the middle of what we’d like to call a serious water crisis. There is huge controversy and a debate on whether or not Flint’s water meets healthy drinking standards. Government officials are trying to cope with the public as a whole, but for the most part, the people are not having it because they truly believe the water is unhealthy to drink on a regular basis. The problem with Flint’s water is that the lead levels are much higher than most areas, and now, The Lead and Copper Rule, which dictates that amount of lead that is allowed in order for water to be considered healthy drinking water, is now under consideration for revision in response to Flint’s crisis. The full details on the crisis can be examined in the video below:
There is now pressure on the EPA to raise healthy drinking water standards, and although the The Lead and Copper Rule was not set to be revised until 2017, there is a good chance now that it could be revised much sooner. Even officials in the state of Ohio are calling for the revision of this rule, especially after the town of Sebring, OH also had a surplus of water that was not considered healthy for drinking by the current regulations. The head of the Ohio EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), Craig Butler, has actively called for the citizens of Ohio to test their own water on their own accord. He says that 60 days is far too long for a resident to go without realizing they could be consuming lead-contaminated water, and urges the local citizens to test their water today instead of waiting.
Now, the country is turning to President Obama, who is in charge of the water budget moving forward into the new fiscal year. Obama released a $4.1 trillion budget in February for the fiscal year of 2017, where he takes a stand in his case on energy and environmental friendly initiatives. $260 million of this budget is set to go toward activities that specifically boost the data and research focusing on these water issues, as well as $88 million being handed to the National Science Foundation to help them understand and increase the overall U.S. water supply.
What does this mean for us here in Connecticut, or the future of the water industry? Overall, the people in charge are responding pretty positively to the problems that have been put into focus surrounding the water crisis in Flint, which is great for our industry. This means there could be healthier drinking water standards on a national basis, which is in fact a good thing. These problems shouldn’t affect us locally, but remember, if you ever have even a doubt or concern in your mind on the quality of your water, you can get your water tested for free! Aqua Pump is here to help, with all needs, worries, or issues surrounding water here in Connecticut.
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!
While the name Aqua Pump has been heard throughout so many Connecticut households for over 40 years, our company has expanded and offers more services and products than ever before.
YES! We do water...but take a closer look:
TOWNS WE SERVICE:
Andover, Ashford, Bolton, Brooklyn, Chaplin, Colchester, Columbia, Coventry, Cromwell, Danielson, Dayville, East Granby, East Haddam, East Hampton, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Franklin, Glastonbury, Granby, Haddam, Hamden, Hebron, Lebanon, Manchester, Mansfield Marlborough, Norwich, Pomfret, Portland, Putnam, Scotland, Somers, South Windsor, Stafford, Storrs, Tolland, Union, Vernon, Willington, Windham…
So, in short, our company services throughout Connecticut!
For starters, your water and its overall health and condition. Water can be affected by pH level issues, odors, hard or soft water, bacteria, iron and everything in between. Aqua Pump can help with water purification, neutrilizers, filters and other solutions to make your water safe and healthy for you.
Certified Operator Program from Aqua Pump is designed to help businesses who require strict regulations and mandatory requirements. Some of those include:
At ony time or another, we all have encountered water that either smelled differently, tasted differently or even looked differently. Depending where you are in the State of Connecticut, each one of these sense categories can be affected.
So what is it when your water smells, tastes or even looks different? Our guide below should be able to resolve some confusion. However, with any of these, we always recommend that you have your water looked at by an Aqua Pump professional to ensure that your water is clean and healthy to ingest.
Cloudy well water: Cloudy well water could be the product of several problems and/or causes. While we have written many blogs about this in the past, the best course of action is to call Aqua Pump if the water continues to show cloudiness after it has come out of the faucet and has had time to settle.
Read more about cloudy well water here:
Rotten Eggs: Most likely this is sulfer that is finding a nice spot inside your well water. This smell is subtle and you wont miss it when you smell it.
Swimming pool: This means that you have high levels of chlorine in your water.
There are other smells that people recognize such as very natural, earthy smells, which should notify the homeowner to have the water looked at as soon as possible. Often times, this can mean a source of bacteria and could be a health hazard to you and your family. Your senses should guide you to concern, especially in this instance.
Like Metal? If so, there is a good chance your water containes metals such as dissolved lead, manganese, copper, arsenic, mercury, etc.
Salt Water? If you water has that taste of salt water (never a good taste), it means the threat of possible sulfate or bacteria in your water. Again, in any instance, you always want to get your water tested in case there is a larger threat.
While the indicators above can help close in on a particular water change, Having your water tested annually is highly suggested, since Connecticut Homeowners are responsible for their own water testing.
Aqua Pump has proudly served the entire state of Connecticut and can help you determine what threats are more prevelant in your CT area. For more information, dont hesitate to contact our team at (860) 683-5349 to schedule your testing today!
In recent days, roughly 42 water tested wells have come up positive for Uranium. The additional testing had been issues after Uranium and Arsenic had been tested positive in other communities. At this time, the other communities have not been specified, this is just one more alarming reason why homeowners should have their well water tested annually.
As NBC Connecticut states "Residents with wells that test positive for uranium at levels above the accepted norm are urged to stop drinking and cooking with the water until it can be treated. According to city health officials, residents can use a filtration system. A reverse osmosis system or an ion-exchange system are recommended by the officials."
The health risks from Uranium and Arsenic can be serious and long-term, meaning, the side effects don't always arise early on.
Regardless of taste of water, residents are responsible for testing and are urged to test once a year. Aqua Pump has been a leader in water testing throughout Connecticut and you can contact us to schedule a water test as well as answering your questions and concerns.
Contact us today at (860) 684-5349 to schedule or discuss more about water filters and water testing in Connecticut!