How much does it cost to operate and maintain your vacuum sewer system? Is that high and what is normal? Lets also talk about the best way to reduce your maintenance costs. Critical Factors Flovac's operations group has completed audits of systems in many locations and through our … [Read more...]
Sheltering Sewers from the Rain
Pacific Northwest community optimizes its vacuum sewer system with cutting-edge telemetry monitoring Full Article Click here Making the switch from a purely septic-based wastewater handling model to a publicly owned and operated vacuum sewer system solved problems for the small community of … [Read more...]
Is Infiltration Causing Problems in Your Sewerage System?
Not long after Miles Crossing Sanitary Sewer District in Oregon installed a new vacuum sewer system they realized they had an issue that needed an immediate fix. According to the superintendent, Carl Gifford, "Our flows exceed 180,000 gallons [on heavy rain days] due to a massive I/I issue that we … [Read more...]
Growing Pains or Growing Old Pains – What best describes your old gravity sewer?
What happens when your sewerage network gets too old? Your old clay pipes have cracked or are filled with roots, every time it rains it seems like its a direct line from the clouds to the Treatment Plant. People in the community start asking why you are spending a load of money on treating rainwater … [Read more...]
Flood Affected Sewer Systems
Vacuum sewerage systems are ideal in areas that are subject to flooding Nearly all vacuum sewerage systems are found in coastal area's many of which are subject to flooding from rain/storms or rising sea levels. We all understand the problems that occur if I&I is present, we all know what … [Read more...]
Exfiltration – Why Can’t Vacuum Sewers Leak?
Gravity sewers have been used for hundreds of years, but they come at a much higher cost than many options reports accurately record. When selecting what type of sewerage system to use, take into account the risks associated with the solution. What happens if a sewer overflows? What happens if a … [Read more...]