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Sanitary Wastewater Collection Systems

Municipalities around the world are continually tasked with cleaning and maintaining their sanitary wastewater collection systems. These systems are typically a network of pipes, manholes, cleanouts, traps, siphons, lift stations, catch basins, culverts, and other structures that collect wastewater (sewage), stormwater, and solid materials from an area and then transport it to a plant for treatment or disposal.

Stormwater runoff carries grease, gravel, sand, garbage, leaves and other debris and materials that often runs down the system after it has rained which can create a buildup within the sewer systems. When the rainwater can no longer flow through a system because of a blockage, the material will eventually backup causing the system to overflow into streets, homes, and businesses. Untreated sewage can also cause damage to freshwater resources as well as creating unsanitary conditions that can spread germs and disease to humans and the environment.

Catch Basin Cleaning & Sewer Line Cleaning

The best way to keep a sewer or stormwater system flowing properly is to perform routine cleaning and inspection of the sewer system. The most efficient and safest way to perform sewer cleaning is to utilize a combination sewer cleaning truck that is capable of jetting and vacuuming simultaneously. The cleaning process uses high-pressure water jetting to clean the inside of a sewer pipe while backflushing the debris to a manway or catch basin where the debris and water are vacuumed out of the sewer and into an above-ground contained and sealed debris tank mounted on the truck for transportation to a treatment plant or disposal facility.

Combination Sewer Cleaning Trucks

Combination sewer cleaners combine high-pressure water jetting with a high vacuum source to clean pipes and vacuum out blockage causing debris to restore and maintain proper sewer flow and operation. These trucks have high-pressure water pumps, positive displacement blower (PD) or powerful centrifugal compressor (fan) vacuum systems, vacuum debris tank sizes range from 3 to 15 cubic yards with water holding tanks with capacities of 500 to 2000 gallons. These trucks can also be set up for hydro excavation and daylighting.

Applications:

  • Carwashes
  • Grease Traps
  • Lift Stations
  • Pit Cleaning
  • Septic Tanks
  • Tank Cleaning
  • Catch Basins
  • Hydro Excavation
  • Oil Water Separators
  • Sanitary Sewers
  • Storm Sewers
  • Water Treatment Plants

Great Lakes Equipment Sales, Inc.

4818 W. 137th Street, Unit B
Crestwood, IL 60418
Toll-Free: 888-432-9070

About Great Lakes Equipment Sales, Inc.

We have over 25-years of hands-on experience as contractors in the industrial cleaning and environmental cleanup industry. We carry brands such as Custom Vac, Imperial Industries, Guzzler, Vactor, GapVax, Keith Huber, Hi-Vac, UltraVac, AquaTech, X-Vac, O'Brien Manufacturing, Progress Tank, Brenner Tank, Super Products, Supersucker, Camel, Presvac, Cusco, Supervac 2000, Tornado, Foremost, Vac-Con, Sewer Equipment Company of America, Ramvac, Rebel, VacAll, Westech, VacMaster, Vector, Industrial Vacuum, and many more.