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Are Sump Pumps Costing Your Community Money?

Posted by Ryan Brauen on Tuesday, February 09, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Most homeowners never think about their sump pump until a problem occurs, let alone how their discharge could be affecting the community.  A sump pump is a mechanical device typically located in a sump pit in a basement or crawl space.  Its purpose is to pump accumulated clear water (i.e., groundwater or stormwater) from building foundation drains and downspouts to the stormwater system.  

Unfortunately, many sump pumps are improperly plumbed into the sanitary sewer system, putting an additional burden on the sanitary sewer collection system and the wastewater treatment plant.

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Tags: sewer, clear water, sump pump

11 Steps to a Healthier Sanitary Sewer System

Posted by Brad Robertson on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 @ 08:36 AM

As Benjamin Franklin is famous for saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” The health of your sanitary sewer system is similar to our personal health. We take measures to stay healthy by getting a flu shot, going to the doctor for an annual checkup, eating well-balanced meals, and exercising 30 minutes daily. We hope by being proactive with our health maintenance, we will prevent illness. The same is true for your sewer system. If you maintain your sewers, you can minimize costly repairs.

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Tags: sewer inspections, sewer, sanitary sewer system, smoke testing sewer lines

What do guns, clothes, animals, and children’s toys have in common?

Posted by Marty Wessler on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 @ 09:45 AM

They can be found in the sewer!
 
Most of us don’t spend even a minute of our day contemplating what lies beneath the ground in the sewers. And when we do, the words dark, dirty, smelly, and scary probably come to mind. Encountering what is in a city’s sewer infrastructure is an everyday occurrence for Brad Robertson, a field services manager.

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Tags: safety, sewer, sanitary sewer

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