Most people, when they hear outsourcing, get scared. Whether the fear of the contractor “replacing” their job or fear of not getting the same service as you would be handling the job internally. Speaking from our market and field, we do not “replace” an employee or a person’s job but supplement to make running a cross-connection control program more efficient and easier to manage. There are nuances associated with running a great backflow program (most are mandated by the EPA!), which require municipalities to still have a hand in the program, especially when it comes to enforcement and compliance.
A few key benefits of outsourcing:
- Access to knowledge from experts in the field
- Reduce overhead costs
- Ability to realign your staff to value added items
- Improved efficiency
- Increased flexibility
- Access to the latest technology
Simply, we help manage the administrative duties and mundane tasks many employees do not have the time to complete. With growing EPA requirements and population sizes, backflow management often gets left on the back burner for other water quality and infrastructure projects. This does not make backflow/cross-connection control management any less important, but it is the reality across the country with reduced budgets, more requirements and less municipal staff.
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