Systems Repair/Drainfield Rejuvenation

Systems Repair/Drainfield Rejuvenation
Compact jetter helps company overcome the hassle of city parking

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Treatment system installed on space-confined island

Problem: A residence on Johns Island in Maine required a sewage treatment system that could fit into a tight area, yet meet strict outflow requirements.

Solution: BUSSE Green Technologies installed a small-size BusseGT sewage treatment system. It was shipped and then set up in one day. Its small size reduced the needed leachfield by about 90 percent. The system uses membrane bioreactor technology and has a capacity of 1,000 gpd. Domestic wastewater is treated to reuseable non-potable water, guaranteeing hygienically safe outflow free of floating matter, with high COD and BOD5 degradation rates. High organic matter degradation rates of 99 percent also characterize the filtrate.

Result: The system was installed in May 2016, and has operated properly since. 708/204-3504;

Compact, lightweight jetter saves contractor time, trouble and money

Problem: Craig Casteen of Casteen Plumbing & Repair in North Carolina faced working in a residential crawl space that didn’t allow much room to maneuver. He needed a jetting unit compact enough to get into tight areas, and powerful enough to dislodge blockages from small lines.

Solution: Casteen chose the JM-1000 Mini-Jet from General Pipe Cleaners. The compact, lightweight, electric-powered unit lets him clear grease, sand and ice from small, 1 1/2- to 3-inch lines up to 50 feet long. It provides 1,500 psi of cleaning power. Pulse technology helps slide the hose around tight bends and down lines. It breaks the initial tension between the hose surface and pipe walls, increasing cleaning power. The JM-1000 weighs 23 pounds for easy carrying and is convenient for jobs completed by one person.

Result: Casteen used the unit in the crawl space to quickly clear the blockage. 800/245-6200;

Compact jetter helps company overcome the hassle of city parking

Problem: Bob Oates Plumbing, Sewer and Rooter, located in Seattle, Washington, had regular issues working in urban areas with limited parking space.

Solution: The company began using the Brute Jetting System from JETTERS NORTHWEST to augment a fleet of larger trailer jetters. “The Brute Jetting System allows me to pull up with one vehicle and eliminates the need to disconnect a trailer and park the service van elsewhere,” says Bob Oates. The unit may be mounted in a truck or van and produces 12 gpm at 3,000 psi.

Result: Oates is now able to “save on the initial costs of building a custom skid-mounted jetter and time on the job site.” 877/901-1936;

Advanced treatment system fit into tight area

Problem: Proposed renovations of a beachside home on deep sandy soils in Tasmania, Australia, faced a council requirement to replace the existing undersized 1990s-era septic tank system. The site has been almost completely developed with buildings and other impervious surfaces, leaving little space for a wastewater land application area. A conventional septic tank absorption trench system would be a difficult fit.

Solution: With limited space available on the site and the client’s expressed desire for a passive, low-maintenance, septic-tank-based system, an Advanced Enviro-Septic system from Presby Environmental was proposed. The bed was designed to fit into the L-shaped paved area. The AES system produces secondary treated wastewater and can therefore be shoehorned into a tighter area. It requires only 40 percent of the area needed for a conventional in-ground absorption bed.

Result: The system was installed and has performed as expected. 800/473-5298;


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