Streaming connection unstable


We’ve been using twitter streaming api ( for the past few years and up until a few months ago had a very stable connection. Over the past 3 months it has been dropping frequently (every few hours to every few days). We’re collecting on about 150 user ids, 20 locations, and no keywords.

Username: @joe_human_geo

The past 3 occurrence of our connection dropping:
Nov 4 19:00:23 EST 2014, Nov 4 18:28:23 EST 2014 , Nov 4 13:11:23 EST 2014

We are implementing a back off strategy, are not being rate limited, and are not receiving stall warnings. Is there any way to get more information from the Twitter API side on why our connection is dropping, or more diagnostic things I can be doing on my side to figure out why this is happening and prevent it in the future?