Aeration Basin Cleaned of 724-Tons of Rags, Sand and Grit

YEARS OF BUILT-UP RAG MATERIAL REMOVED IN DELRAY BEACH

Delray Beach aeration basin BEFORE removal of rag, sand and grit material.
Delray Beach aeration basin BEFORE removal of material.

An aeration basin at the Delray Beach South Central Regional Reclamation Facility was overdue for cleaning, having built up a significant amount of sand, grit, and rag material that needed to be removed.  The USST crew mobilized to the site armed with the versatile Combination Truck, well-prepared to handle the project.

Made up of three 60-foot by 60-foot bays, the aeration basin was drained down when the crew arrived.  To aid the cleaning and rehabilitation of the tank, diffusers were removed from the bottom of the bays and USST crew utilized a skid steer to assist in the removal of the high-density material from the structure. 

Delray Beach aeration basin AFTER removal of rag, sand and grit material.
Delray Beach aeration basin AFTER removal of material.

The Combination Truck’s powerful vacuum was used to remove sand, grit, rags, and sludge, and has the ability to get over high walls without losing power.  USST’s vacuum is powered by a blower capable of delivering nearly double the CFM of a standard vacuum truck, allowing the crew to remove large amounts of wastewater residuals and complete the job quickly. 

“Our years of experience provides us with the ability to adapt to unknown conditions and be prepared for obstacles we may face on the jobsite,” said Paul Del Favero, one of USST’s Operations Managers. 

In total, approximately 724-tons of rags and debris were removed from Delray’s structure and disposed of offsite, restoring valuable capacity to the treatment plant.

USST fleet at Delray Beach Wastewater Treatment Plant.
USST fleet at Delray Beach Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Need a structure cleaned quickly or have a facility that must remain online?  USST is well-equipped to perform sand and grit removal from both wet or dry conditions and can do so at a higher production rate than most vacuum trucks.  Give one of our representatives a call for a free site assessment at (844) 765-7866 or reach out to us here to learn more.

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