Over 55 Tons of Material Removed From Municipal Wastewater Plant

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USST’s Crew Navigates Tight Spaces and Difficult Access A municipal wastewater treatment plant in Central Florida required regular maintenance on their aeration basin, digester, and headworks to remove built-up sludge, sand, grit, and rag material.  U.S. Submergent Technologies (USST) was called in to tackle the job using our powerful and versatile Combination3® Truck and knowledgeable crew. “This was our third time back to this facility for regular maintenance,” said Paul Del Favero, Operations Manager at USST.  “Our company track record of safety on the job site and our crews’ ability to understand and overcome problems on the ground are all contributing factors to our outstanding reputation in this industry.” USST’s crew mobilized to the site, bringing with them a powerhouse of knowledge and equipment.  Our Combination3® Truck is outfitted with a 49-foot extendable boom, downhole pump, and jetter.  The facility’s headworks structure was 25-feet high and because of the extended reach of our Combination3® Truck, the crew was able to safely access the material and remove it expeditiously. In total, just over 55 tons of material were removed from the facility and disposed of off-site.  The closed-loop cleaning system of the Combination3® Truck translated to odor and noise control for the facility … Read More

A Business Built on Problem Solving

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USST Rises to Resolve a Variety of Challenges At U.S. Submergent Technologies (USST) problem-solving skills and processes are critical components of running a successful business. We have been refining these skills over time through constant training, practice, and learning so we can address problems that have a greater degree of complexity. As our experience and reputation have grown, so has the degree of difficulty in the problems our customers face. Recently, a customer in Southwest Florida had a digester that had gone septic. The microorganisms inside this structure died off and were no longer breaking down organic material. This situation had become an emergency and within hours of being on-site, USST’s Operations Manager, Paul Del Favero had performed an assessment and mobilized sealed roll-off boxes and tanker trucks to begin removing the dead sludge or dark water. “Our capacity to understand the situation, organize, and respond quickly is what sets USST apart from anyone else in this business,” said Paul Del Favero. “We transported 45,000 gallons of dark water per day from the facility until the job was complete. The ability to coordinate hauling and disposal of this material was nothing short of impressive.” Having experts and well-trained crews in … Read More

88.5 Cubic Yards Removed From WWTF

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That’s More Than 17,000 Thanksgiving Turkeys!   The City of Winter Springs, Florida utilizes two wastewater treatment facilities (WWTF) to serve its population of more than 35,000 people.  136-miles of sewer mains transport all the city’s wastewater to the city’s East or West WWTF.  These two facilities combined are permitted to treat nearly 4.1 million gallons of wastewater per day. The City of Winter Springs, Florida utilizes two wastewater treatment facilities (WWTF) to serve its population of more than 35,000 people.  136-miles of sewer mains transport all the city’s wastewater to the city’s East or West WWTF.  These two facilities combined are permitted to treat nearly 4.1 million gallons of wastewater per day. USST restored the capacity of both the East and West WWTF utilizing our GritGone Process®, and both facilities were cleaned while remaining in full operation.  Our Combination3® truck removed approximately 88.5-CY of sand and grit and cleaned a total of 12 structures between both facilities.  Amongst those structures were aeration tanks, digesters and grit chambers.  One of the grit chambers was filled with about 10-feet of sand and grit! Although accessing the structures was difficult, our Combination3® trucks are equipped with a 49-foot telescoping dripless tube system … Read More