SEWERS & SEWER LINE MAINTENANCE WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

A Handy Tool For Wet Well Maintenance: Cutting Through The FOG
A Handy Tool For Wet Well Maintenance: Cutting Through The FOG

Blame our fast food diets or restaurants’ negligence for what’s going down the drain. Whatever the cause, fats, oil, and grease (FOG) accumulation has become a pervasive problem for wastewater treat­ment plant collection systems.

  • Enhancing Water System Reliability And Capacity For Boston Residents
    Enhancing Water System Reliability And Capacity For Boston Residents

    Enhancing process reliability and increasing capacity are common issues facing water municipalities. On the one hand, community demographics are constantly evolving and water municipalities need to accommodate the impact to capacity requirements. At the same time, older systems that support pumping operations are not getting any younger and as control systems age, for example, it can become more time consuming to maintain equipment and more difficult to find replacement parts after systems have been in place for many years.

  • Variable Frequency Drive In Wastewater Treatment Stations
    Variable Frequency Drive In Wastewater Treatment Stations

    Just 20 years ago, many professionals did not consider using variable frequency drives (VFDs) in wastewater applications. Frequency converters were relatively expensive, and experience using them with the special conditions and requirements in wastewater was limited.

  • Collection System Aeration And The Microbial Benefits
    Collection System Aeration And The Microbial Benefits

    In late 2015 Reliant Water Technologies introduced the Wet Well Wizard, an aeration tool for the wet wells in collection systems.  During 14 months of field testing the patent pending Wizard System, the primary objectives were to eliminate FOG (fat, oil and grease) caps and to reduce H2S, eliminating it if possible. 

  • AMERICAN’s Versatility Shines In Rocky Terrain
    AMERICAN’s Versatility Shines In Rocky Terrain

    Murfreesboro, Tennessee, is the fastest growing city in Tennessee, and one of the fastest growing cities in the United States with its population more than doubling since 2000.

  • N-Pumps Resolve Clogging Issues And Control Maintenance Costs
    N-Pumps Resolve Clogging Issues And Control Maintenance Costs

    A public works director in southern Kalamazoo, MI, recommended the county investigate new generation Flygt brand pumps for five troublesome singlephase stations along their system.

  • New Technology Is 'Groundbreaking Advancement' In Corrosion Control
    New Technology Is 'Groundbreaking Advancement' In Corrosion Control

    V-Bio Polyethylene Encasement is the latest scientific advancement in corrosion control for ductile iron pipe.  Its revolutionary formulation allows for complete confidence on the part of the owner, engineer and municipality that no matter how aggressive the soils, the rugged iron pipe installed will last for generations.  This new technology builds on more than 50 years of research and development by the Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association.  By Jordan Byrd, AMERICAN Ductile Iron Pipe

  • Pipe Repair On A Budget
    Pipe Repair On A Budget

    A new pipe-repair solution promises to save time and money, while also being sustainable, long-lasting, fully scalable, and safe for workers.

  • 7 Ways To Optimize Your Water Utility
    7 Ways To Optimize Your Water Utility

    Streamlining utility management and operations yields significant savings.

  • Pipe Repair: Emergency Response In Compton
    Pipe Repair: Emergency Response In Compton

    When the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County (LACSD) were formed in the 1920s, the agency embarked on its first major project -- the construction of the backbone trunk sewer of the Joint Outfall System (JOS). Since then, the Sanitation Districts have completed many challenging projects, providing environmentally sound, cost-effective wastewater and solid waste management services to over five million people in Los Angeles County.

  • How To Remove FOG Deposits And Prevent Sewer Overflow
    How To Remove FOG Deposits And Prevent Sewer Overflow

    Fats, oils, and grease (FOG) deposits present a problem for the wastewater industry as they create sewer lines blockages that lead to overflow. Digester systems can successfully remove these deposits with the latest environmentally friendly technology by breaking them down into microparticulates. This paper offers a technical review of the solutions available for applications such as commercial and residential lift stations, grease traps, and wet wells.

The End Is Near For FOG Deposits
The End Is Near For FOG Deposits

DO2E has designed and patented the "Little John Digester" for complete removal of FOG deposits of FOG deposits and H2S waste water.

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SEWERS AND SEWER LINE MAINTENANCE PRODUCTS

Orenco Sewer Orenco Sewer

Wastewater Collection System

Orenco Sewer™ (effluent-only sewer) is a cost-effective, environmentally sound wastewater collection system. With an Orenco Sewer, raw sewage flows from a house or business to a watertight underground tank. Only the filtered liquid portion is discharged (by either pump or gravity) to shallow, small-diameter collection lines that follow the contour of the land. Solids remain in the underground tank for passive, natural treatment and only need to be pumped every 10 to 12 years (depending on the number of residents and the tank volume).

Orenco Sewers take significantly less time to install than conventional sewers. And in an Orenco Sewer, material and excavation costs are reduced because the inexpensive collection lines are shallowly buried just below the frost line. Because only liquid is being pumped, system designers don’t need to worry about minimum velocities and associated grades. This simpler installation process causes less disruption to communities and allows businesses to operate normally during construction.

H-306HP Fabricated Steel Tapping Sleeve H-306HP Fabricated Steel Tapping Sleeve

Mueller Co. recently announced a new H-306HP fabricated steel tapping sleeve. Designed for hot tapping ductile iron pipe and thick-wall C900 plastic pipe, the H-306HP is made from A36 fabricated steel and meets the requirements of AWWA C223. It features an integral bolt flange, Rilsan nylon coating, working pressures up to 300psi, and is available sizes from 4”-16”. The H-306HP is an economical tapping sleeve ideally suited for use with Mueller® CL-12, C1-36, and Mega-Lite drilling machines in less corrosive soil environments.

SCOUT Hydro Profiling System SCOUT Hydro Profiling System

The Reliant Water Technologies SCOUT Hydro Profiling System is the answer to obtaining clear and concise shallow water survey data quickly and inexpensively. By not only providing a visual hydrographic ‘picture’ of everything underwater, in any shallow body of water, the SCOUT also provides the volume of sludge in the water body (as well as the volume of free water). The ‘picture’ provided is color enhanced in order to provide clear, definitive delineation of variable depths of sludge, or debris, and includes multi-point water depth over-lays.

The Wet Well Wizard The Wet Well Wizard

The Wet Well Wizard is the only ‘one-size-fits-all’ wet well aeration system that has no moving parts, is completely non-corrosive, is simple to install, and utilizes no electricity underwater. It can be installed in 30 minutes and requires almost no maintenance.

Hydro-Guard® HG-6 Hydro-Guard® HG-6

The Hydro-Guard® HG-6 Hydrant Automatic Flushing System takes automatic and programmable flushing capabilities anywhere in the water distribution system where a fire hydrant is available.

Hydro-Guard® HG-8 Automatic Flushing System Hydro-Guard® HG-8 Automatic Flushing System

Designed to increase chlorine residual consistency in potable water systems, Mueller® has added the HG-8 model to the expanding line of Hydro-Guard® Automatic Flushing Systems. Hydro-Guard HG-8 is installed below the frost-line, with all components easily accessible from the ground surface in the Mueller Thermal-Coil® Box. Dechlorinated discharge water is directed to the storm water drainage system or local retention pond. In addition, the product is designed to accept a 1-inch meter.

Mighty Mike® Maintenance Tablets Mighty Mike® Maintenance Tablets

Maintain your drain with Mighty Mike® specialty tablets and cleaners!

SewerGard 210 For Ultra-Corrosive, Industrial Wastewater Environments  SewerGard 210 For Ultra-Corrosive, Industrial Wastewater Environments

Sauereisen SewerGard Industrial No. 210 is a novolac epoxy that is specifically formulated for industrial wastewater environments where plants and refineries treat contaminated water before it is sent to a municipal wastewater treatment plant.

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SEWERS AND SEWER LINE MAINTENANCE PODCASTS

New Pipe Joint Eases Install New Pipe Joint Eases Install

There’s a new pipe joint in town. It’s the ALPHA restraint joint system launched recently by AMERICAN at WEFTEC 2016. According to Derek Scott, Marketing and Technical Manager with AMERICAN Flow Control, the new joint is easy to install with one stainless steel bolt at the top compared to the 8-bolts-on-each-end, traditional mechanical joint.

Wet Weather Challenges And Solutions Wet Weather Challenges And Solutions

Susan Moisio, conveyance and storage leader with CH2M, sheds light on the conditions and obstacles facing municipalities as they struggle with stormwater management.

The Case For Sewer Monitoring The Case For Sewer Monitoring

In this age of data acquisition, there is no corner on Earth that can’t be measured. In the water industry, that means plunging the deepest depths of our sewer systems.

Combating I&I With Sensor Technology Combating I&I With Sensor Technology

Hampton Roads Sanitation District is using flow monitoring to help get inflow and infiltration (I&I) out of the sewers. Learn why this method will save the municipality millions versus alternative approaches.

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SEWERS AND SEWER LINE MAINTENANCE VIDEOS

New GF Product Lines Announced At WEFTEC New GF Product Lines Announced At WEFTEC

Brian LaBelle, Director of Business Development for GF Piping Systems, provides Kevin Westerling with a tour of the Company’s WEFTEC.16 booth. Some of the new products on display include a dual channel transmitter, a series of electric actuators, a lug-style butterfly valve and a double containment piping system.

Different Ways To Treat Sewer System Hydrogen Sulphide Different Ways To Treat Sewer System Hydrogen Sulphide

Kevin Westerling interviews Vaughan Harshman, a district manager with Evoqua about treating wastewater to remove hydrogen sulphide, a main cause of odor and corrosion in sewer systems. Harshman discusses a number of ways to treat hydrogen sulphide including nitrate-based treatments, pH shift technology, iron salts to precipitate the sulphide and oxidizers.

A Proven, Life Extending Product For Iron Pipe: Zinc Coating A Proven, Life Extending Product For Iron Pipe: Zinc Coating

Water and wastewater utilities looking for ways to further extend the life of their pipe have a new tool – AMERICAN Zinc, an advancement in corrosion control for iron pipe. Zinc has proven to extend the life of iron pipe and protects millions of feet of cast and ductile iron pipe in corrosive environments around the world.

What Is A Combined Sewer Overflow?

How does a combined sewer work? A representative from the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) takes 60 seconds to draw a combined sewer and why they matter.

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