Sanitary Sewer Overflows – Is There a Solution?

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USST’s See, Clean, & VerifyTM Services Save Time and Money Sanitary Sewer Overflows – Is There a Solution?  Yes, especially if the overflow is caused by an obstruction.   When working with a customer who is facing issues with sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) U.S. Submergent Technologies (USST) first tries to understand the problem.  At USST, our experience has been that every sewer pipeline system is unique and collects debris differently and gaining visibility into the pipeline is the first step.  Recently, a county in Southwest Florida was at risk of SSO from their large diameter sanitary sewer pipeline, which encompassed over 15,000 feet.  USST was called in to perform our See, Clean, & VerifyTM services using our combined CCTV crawler and sonar imaging to inspect or see where accumulation was occurring and perform an inspection of surcharged lines.  “We went in and conducted a full inspection and met with the county to review our pre-cleaning report, which targeted areas of their sanitary sewer line that were of greatest concern with a high accumulation of sand and grit,” said Aaron Hood, Operations Manager at USST. “Working with the county, we established a targeted plan for 2,000 of the 15,000 feet of large-diameter … Read More

Clean large diameter pipe while in service

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Over 4,800 Feet of Large Diameter Pipe Cleaned and Inspected While in Operation In Central Florida, U.S. Submergent Technologies (USST) cleaned and inspected over 1,900 linear feet of 36” pipe and 2,800 linear feet of 48” pipe. Our patented and versatile Combination3® Truck allowed USST to clean these large diameter pipes while they remained in service, with no need for bypass or shutdown. During the 2020 rainy season, pipe systems were put to the test with additional flows from rainfall. This stretch of pipe was along a major thoroughfare and could not be taken out of service which presented unique challenges that only USST’s patented technology could resolve. Using our phased approach of See, Clean, & VerifyTM, 276 tons of sand and grit were removed while remaining in operation. Our SediVisionTM technology allowed USST’s crew to provide a post-cleaning inspection and verify for the customer that their pipe capacity was fully restored. SAFETY FIRST WHILE CLEANING PIPES IN SERVICE “When going into a job like this safety is our number one priority. Through extensive and ongoing training, the principle of safety is embedded into the function of every single crew member,” said Aaron Hood, Operations Manager at USST. “Our experience … Read More