July 26, 2017 | Elgin, IL – As Test Gauge, Inc. continues to expand its operations, we are proud to announce the hiring of Erica LaBarre as CFO/Controller.Continue reading »
by Alicia Branham, National Marketing Director, Test Gauge – Elgin
Elgin, IL | July 20, 2017: We are pleased to announce that Test Gauge – Texas has opened its 2nd location in Houston. The grand opening is scheduled for Monday, July 31st, 2017.Continue reading »
by Alicia Branham, National Marketing Director, Test Gauge & Backflow Supply
America has a drinking water crisis. We have seen a prime example of that play out in the city of Flint and what those residents are still going through. In a report by the National Resource Defense Council released on May 2nd, the NRDC study found that contaminants that may harm human health are found in tap water in every state in the nation.Continue reading »
Story published in Kaiser Health News, By Stephanie O’Neill
California regulators are proposing a strict limit on a toxic man-made chemical that has contaminated water supplies throughout the state, particularly in its vast agricultural heartland.
California would be only the second state, after Hawaii, to establish a threshold for the former pesticide ingredient and industrial solvent known as TCP (1,2,3-trichloropropane) in drinking water. The chemical compound, identified in California as a human carcinogen, is no longer in wide use but has leached over the years into many wells and reservoirs.Continue reading »
by James Probst, Chair of the Indiana AWWA Cross Connection Control Committee and President of Test Gauge Inc. – Indiana and Ohio Locations
What the heck is cross connection control, and what does backflow have to do with it?
The above speculations are key reasons why I accepted the challenge of chairing the newly formed Indiana AWWA Cross Connection Control (CCC) Committee. Protecting private and public drinking water systems is not very well understood by the public, nor are the dangers posed by potential contaminants backflowing into drinking water systems. Awareness and compliance are key factors for preventing backflow incidents and protecting people’s lives.Continue reading »
Article published by the Philadelphia Inquirer
Contamination from former or current military installations has ignited a nationwide review of water on or around bases that used a firefighting foam containing toxic chemicals.
The military is now testing nearly 400 bases and has confirmed water contamination at or near more than three dozen, according to an analysis of data by the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News. The new numbers offer the best look to date at the potential scope of the problem.Continue reading »
FLINT, MI — Three years after the state of Michigan licensed the city’s aging water plant to treat Flint River water, a top EPA official says the facility should never have been allowed operate in the first place.Continue reading »
MIAMI (AP) – South Florida water managers issued a water shortage warning that asked more than 8 million residents to conserve water and follow lawn-watering rules.Continue reading »
Two bills introduced this week would require mandatory lead testing at schools in California and Texas. It seems that states are starting to step up and be proactive in dealing with potential issues.Continue reading »
by Matt Kuschel, Test Gauge – Elgin
Here at Test Gauge & Backflow Supply, one of the leading technical questions that we receive on a weekly basis has to do with backflow testing procedures. We are very well aware that backflow testing isn’t something that every CCCDI inspector does on a daily, weekly or even monthly basis. We believe continued dialogue and training are keys to keep our most important resource protected …Continue reading »