Monthly Archives: November 2016

Sewer Cleaning Tools for Efficient Sanitary Sewer Maintenance


Sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) refer to untreated sewage discharges from municipal sewer systems, due to system overload and poorly maintained sewers. Municipalities seek to control SSOs that may contaminate community waters and put drinking water supplies at risk. Overflows can likewise threaten the health of individuals who would be exposed to raw sewage. SSOs can additionally seep into and damage public and private property. The Clean Water Act prohibits polluted discharges into waterways, which is why the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) underscores the role of sanitary sewer maintenance in preventing SSOs. Efficient maintenance can be attained through using the right sewer cleaning tools. Read more on this article:
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Sewer Cameras: Effective Devices for Preventive Sewer Maintenance


Many of the current municipality sewer lines in the United States are around 100 years old, highlighting the importance of regular sewer inspection and cleaning. Aging sewer systems create concerns for blockages, collapses, and sewer overflows. As a result, municipalities undertake preventive maintenance approaches to enhance the performance of their sewers. The good news is advances in technology has made the role of sewer inspectors safer and easier. Sewer cameras, in particular, contribute to preventive maintenance, which promote a properly functioning sewer system and allow an optimized reinvestment in wastewater infrastructure.

Sewer Cameras: High-Tech Support for Sewer Inspection

Before, inspectors had a hard time checking sewer lines and determining problems, either because they had to do it physically, or they could not perform visual inspection due to the risks and limitations involved. Read more on this article:
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Common and Uncommon Purposes of Vacuum Trucks and Used Street Sweepers


While companies and municipalities may be aware of the usual purposes of vacuum trucks and street sweepers, they may not know their other potential purposes. Awareness of the diverse functions of vacuum trucks and street sweepers can help maximize the use of these resources, while similarly influencing the list of factors to consider when purchasing used street sweepers.

Common Uses of Vacuum Trucks

Vacuum trucks intend to meet the various large-scale cleaning needs of cities, municipalities, industries, and other contractors. The traditional uses of vacuum trucks are for emptying septic tanks and cleaning sewer pipes for proper preventive maintenance. Moreover, one of the latest applications of vacuum trucks is hydro excavation. A high-pressure water jetter drills the ground and an industrial vacuum hose pulls the debris into the tanks. Read more on this article:
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