In total, approximately 630-tons of material was removed from these two structures and disposed of off-site, restoring capacity, efficiency, and flow to the City’s treatment plant. By restoring capacity USST estimates the City saved over $1.5 million in capital expense to rebuild the treatment capacity. In other words, the cost of maintaining existing treatment volume is much less than re-building the oxidation ditches treatment volume.
PDF – Case Study – Mt. Dora, FL
USST’s powerful and versatile Combination3® Truck removed over 400 tons of material from an oxidation ditch. USST also worked with the City to take advantage of Florida’s Sand and Grit Grant program to help with restoration costs.
PDF – Case Study – Lake Wales, FL
Using USST’s unique, GritGone Process®, 22-cubic yards of sand and grit was removed from a splitter box while it remained online and without resorting to confined space entry.
PDF – Case Study – Central FL
A 110-foot section of Miami-Dade stormwater pipe was experiencing reduced capacity due to buildup of sand. Learn how the USST crew accessed the pipe and successfully removed 32-tons of material under surcharged conditions without a drain down or confined space entry.
PDF – Case Study – Miami-Dade, FL
Tallahassee’s lift station was due for scheduled maintenance, needing both FOGs on the surface and sand and grit on the bottom removed. Equipped to switch between vacuum and downhole pumping, USST’s Combination3® equipment allowed crew to remove debris from the water surface and structure bottom without additional equipment or repositioning.
PDF – Case Study – Tallahassee, FL
A large section of interceptor sewer pipe running alongside the Hillsborough River in the City of Tampa was experiencing reduced capacity due to a buildup of sand and grit. The USST crew maneuvered through 660-feet of pipe under the river while taking a hard 115 degree turn in order to remove 70-CY of material successfully.
PDF – Case Study – City of Tampa, FL
A wastewater treatment facility located in the Town of Davie, FL was experiencing increased energy costs due to reduced capacity and treatment efficiency from accumulated sand and material in their infrastructure. More than 180-CY of material was removed from Davie’s 20-foot high surge tank while it remained in full operation.
PDF – Case Study – Town of Davie, FL
The City of Orlando’s 48-inch sanitary sewer pipe leading to the City’s Reclamation Facility had lost capacity due to an accumulation of sand, grit, and material. Despite challenging access issues on the project, 2,500-feet of large diameter pipe was cleaned safely and efficiently.
PDF – Case Study – City of Orlando, FL
A wastewater treatment facility located in the City of Jasper, FL was experiencing increased energy costs due to reduced capacity and treatment efficiency from accumulated sand and grit in their infrastructure. More than 44-tons of sand and grit was removed from the facility.
PDF – Case Study – City of Jasper, FL
A shipping barge berthed at Port Arthur, TX, had a hardened heavy oil/asphalt petroleum product at the bottom of its three compartments of over 30,000 barrels of capacity (total). The client had been trying to clean the barge (remove the material) for several months, without success. Because the product had set up for some time, it had the consistency of rubber and could not be easily removed.
PDF – Case Study – City of Port Arthur, TX
A private retirement facility located in Sumter County, FL, is one of the largest (and still growing) retirement communities in the country. With close to 100,000 residents, this golf course community has an expansive network of storm water infrastructure to accommodate all the residential growth. Their problem was that a 60-inch stormwater line had a large deposit of sand that had accumulated, blocking the flow of water inside the pipe.
PDF – Case Study – Sumter County, FL
The City of Starke grit chamber had an estimated 4 feet of sand submerged under 6 feet of water. Using the Model 949 Combination3® Truck and the GritGone Process® , we pulled 90% of the sand from the grit chamber into our debris tank in less than three hours – without taking the system offline. Previously the system had to be shut down for an entire day in order to clean the grit chamber – grit was then removed using a vacuum truck and a couple of workers with shovels …
PDF – Case Study – City of Starke, FL
PDF – Starke Testimonial Letter
The Town of Branford, FL, was experiencing loss of detention volume and reduced water quality as a result of accumulated sand and grit on the bottom of their aeration basin and digester. The roughly 200,000 gallon per day facility had a large quantity of sand submerged under water. The accumulated sand and grit had reduced the efficiency of the grit chamber and was potentially exposing other elements in the treatment system to a buildup of sediments and particulates.
PDF – Case Study – Town of Branford, FL
PDF – Town of Branford Testimonial Letter