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Though it is pretty common to hear the terms used interchangeably, there's actually some pretty significant differences between a sewage pump and a grinder pump. Both are used at elevations where mechanical assistance is needed to move sewage up a grade. But what are those differences between them, and which type of pump should you use in which situation? Here is a quick look at both types of pumps and the environments they should be used in.
When you're working on dewatering a location, it can be a tough, but very important, process. But why is it so important, how does it take place and what are some of the best items to use to make it happen faster and more effectively? Here's a quick look at these questions and more to help you through the process.
When you're trying to move water, there are a number of options available, but water in your sewer system requires special handling. Because of the potential solids, bacterial load and similar concerns, when you need to get your greywater from point A to point B, you need an effluent pump, which is used to move water with limited solids. Here's a quick breakdown of what you should know to get started with effluent pumps and how to keep your pumps operating effectively through proper management.
When it's time to upgrade your culverts, have you considered polyethylene? With a strong, corrugated exterior that provides superior strength and a smooth interior that improves hydraulic flow, polyethylene culverts and drain pipes provide you with a good option to improve stormwater management in your water utility. But what do you need to do to properly install this type of material? Here's a quick glance at the overall process.
With water quality standards receiving a stronger level of focus and environmental regulation on the forefront, water runoff has become a hot topic for engineers, water utilities, industrial companies and municipalities around the country. But what if you're having to deal with potential issues involving zinc and dissolved metals in your roof runoff? What solution can you bring to bear that will reduce your levels to below action levels? If this is an issue that you're facing, the Zinc-B-Gone line of rooftop runoff filtration products may be a strong contender for a solution. Learn more about these issues and how these stormwater filtration products can provide great options for your needs.
A recent study by the Utah State University's Buried Structures Library has recently published a comprehensive study on the rate of breakage in water mains. The conclusions were rather alarming and may point to issues in water main breakage rates including an increase of 40% over the past six years. Here's a quick overview to help get you started.
When you have culverts that are beginning to fail but don't have the time or resources to reroute traffic, dig up the existing culvert and replace it, what are your options? One option you may not have considered are PPF services. By slip lining your existing culvert, you can get the best of both worlds, as your culvert is rehabilitated without the extra expense and headache of digging up and replacing the old one. Here are some details on how the process works:
Whether you're trying to increase the lifespan of your existing culvert system or have safety concerns for the integrity of culverts around ford creeks and small bridges, culverts are a serious part of your storm water management system. If your waterworks or company doesn't keep up with maintenance, repair and replacement, you could be exposing yourself to everything from expensive replacements to legal action depending on what happens when your culvert system fails. One great options to consider is culvert lining. Here are the dangers of ignoring culvert maintenance and how culvert lining can help solve those problems.
When you're dealing with corrosive liquids in supply lines and sewer drainage applications, it can be really hard finding a pipe solution that delivers the performance you need without compromising the safety and durability you need for your unique situation. What kind of pipe material works best for moving these potentially dangerous liquids that won't quickly corrode and fail? One of the best options we've found in the industry are epoxy lined ductile iron pipe. Here's why:
Most communities have enjoyed the convenience of sewer systems and sewer lines for decades. This benefit has been due to master planning by many municipalities decades before, installing a significant amount of pipes and conduits before neighborhoods were ever built. Unfortunately, water and time can be brutal forces on any material, including metal and cement sewer pipes. As a result, many of the sewer systems that were laid in years before are starting to fail. Some will go a leak at a time. Others fail catastrophically, with sudden floods and smelly messes all over the place or even leeching up through lawns and grass areas.