The Most-Read Articles of 2018

The Most-Read Articles of 2018

As the end of the year approaches, here’s a recap of some of the top stories on If you missed any of these, now is your chance to catch up. Enjoy this look back at 2018.

10. An Introduction to Pipe Bursting
If you’re considering adding pipe bursting equipment to help with your onsite work, here’s what you need to know.

9. Troubleshooting: Check for Hydraulic Overloading
If a homeowner calls about surfacing effluent or an onsite system backing up into the house, one of the first things to check for is too much water use for system capacity.

8. Troubleshooting: Water Softener Use and Garbage Disposals
From a troubleshooting standpoint, another conversation to have with the homeowner focuses on two major water-using devices that can wreak havoc on onsite systems.

7. Using a Hand or Abney Level
While an Abney level is only useful for relatively short distances, it’s good enough to locate the system and determine if there is sufficient elevation change for installation. 

6. Every Installer Needs the Perfect-Sized Excavator
Finding a machine that’s the best fit for your specific needs makes any job a lot easier.

5. Maguire Backhoe Meets Tough Onsite Challenges
Getting the job done and pleasing homeowners occasionally involves solutions requiring some creative thinking.

4. Frozen Waterlines: What to Do and What Not to Do
Having customers continuously run water to thaw frozen waterlines and septic lines is not the answer.

3. The Problem With Medications and Septic Systems
High concentrations of antibiotics along with other pharmaceuticals and chemicals can kill or retard the growth of the anaerobic bacteria in the septic tank, pretreatment system and soil treatment area.

2. Another Product That Could Harm Septic Systems
If your customers are frequently indulging in the use of bath bombs, it could mean bad news for their onsite system.

1. Dog Kennel and Vet Clinic Wastewater Treatment Recommendations
If you are designing or installing a septic system for a facility that involves dog waste, care must be taken or the system may not last and adequately treat wastewater for the long term.


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