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23-Foot Deep Wet Well Cleaned While in Operation

Tallahassee’s Summerbrooke lift station was due for scheduled maintenance, needing both FOGs on the surface and sand and grit on the bottom removed.  While this could have proved to be a challenging situation, the U.S. Submergent (USST) crew and equipment was able to restore capacity quickly and efficiently.

USSt performing wet well maintenance in Tallahassee, FL

USST’s Field Supervisor, Paul Del Favero, arrived with a team prepared to remove debris from wet or dry conditions.  Our patented Combination equipment allows our crew to remove debris from water surface and structure bottom without additional equipment or repositioning.

“Our truck is uniquely equipped to solve lift station challenges. Oftentimes, you don’t know what to expect, and our equipment has the ability to perform like a swiss army knife in the field,” says Paul.

USST utilizes downhole pumping (in submerged or normal flow) or vacuum (in dry or low flow) as required, and is equipped to switch between vacuum and downhole pumping, in any circumstance, with minimal downtime.

The USST crew first removed the FOG layer off the top of Tallahassee’s Summerbrooke lift station, and utilized confined space entry to remove all residual material off the bottom of the lift station while it remained in full operation.

“All employees are trained in confined space,” confirms Paul.  “Our confined space entry consists of a six-point harness, gas meter, lifeline, waders, steel toe boots, gloves and PPE with a confined space entry permit, door attendant, and entry supervisor.”

The Combination extended reach boom provided the reach required during the job, preventing hazardous work conditions.  Almost 8-cubic yards was removed from the 23-foot deep wet well, and the job was completed safely, efficiently, and ahead of schedule.

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