An Interview with Janice Witt of Rainbow Septic  (winner of Austin Chronicle’s “Best Septic” Award)

An Interview with Janice Witt of Rainbow Septic (winner of Austin Chronicle’s “Best Septic” Award)

Q: So tell us a little about yourself and your background. What kind of training and education do you have? What initially brought you to the septic business? Why did you pursue business in the septic industry? What were you doing before you entered the septic business? How did your previous work influence your current [...]

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A Closed Subject…Valves

A Closed Subject…Valves

Some things in life do not get a lot of attention until they break! If you’re like most busy pumpers, you probably haven’t given your tank valves much thought over the holiday season. However, there are some options that will come in handy if you are fixing a broken valve or compiling your new tank [...]

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Monitoring Your Workforce With The Newest Tech

Monitoring Your Workforce With The Newest Tech

Sheryn Bates of Liquid Waste Management Houston is a champion for her employees. She says that one of the best ways to boost efficiency among your staff is to simply hire the right people in the first place. Obviously, from a management standpoint that’s the way to go, but when you have a large staff [...]

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Coxreels Offers New options for the Challenger Series Reels

Coxreels Offers New options for the Challenger Series Reels

Coxreels is proud to introduce the new roller bracket assemblies for the Challenger Series. The function of the roller bracket, as it is on other models such as the 1125-Series and the 1175-Series, is to assist in guiding the hose during both extension and retraction. The roller bracket assembly is available only in a 4-way [...]

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Fred’s Septic Service, An Interview With Mr. Lindsay Wallace of Fred’s Septic Service

Fred’s Septic Service, An Interview With Mr. Lindsay Wallace of Fred’s Septic Service

Fred’s Septic Service is known for serving every septic need in their area for over sixty years. To put the company’s lengthy history into perspective, it was the original Fred who held the fifth issued septic license in Wisconsin. Several decades later, Fred’s Sanitary Service continues to surpass their customer’s expectations in regards to camera line inspection, snaking [...]

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Man The Pump!

Man The Pump!

The driver was unsure what had happened. He had depressed the clutch on his pumper truck and switched on the PTO, but when he released the clutch to engage the vacuum pump the truck nearly stalled. “It’s broke…” he simply reported after pulling it into the shop. Vacuum pumps are the heart of a pumper [...]

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Vactor HXX ParaDIGm® Vacuum Excavator Truck Named Top 100 Finalist for 2016 Chicago Innovation Awards

Vactor HXX ParaDIGm® Vacuum Excavator Truck Named Top 100 Finalist for 2016 Chicago Innovation Awards

Federal Signal Corporation, parent company to Vactor Manufacturing, the industry leader in vacuum excavators, sewer and catch basin cleaners, and industrial vacuum loaders, is a Top 100 Finalist for the 2016 Chicago Innovation Awards, out of a pool of 643 blue-chip corporations, startups and other businesses. The awards recognize the most innovative new products and [...]

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Keeping Proper Payroll for a Septic Contracting Business

Keeping Proper Payroll for a Septic Contracting Business

Payroll for a construction industry company should be a special consideration for management and ownership. The “boots on the ground” are much more difficult to find within the industry – the finite number of properly bonded and insured employees with the proper experience limit the amount of turnover that any company can handle. Management and [...]

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Water Cannon Poly Drive Cleaning Machines

Water Cannon Poly Drive Cleaning Machines

Water Cannon Poly Drive cleaning machines are the most durable High Volume GPM pressure washers ever designed and made for commercial and industrial cleaning applications. As such, they are heavily used by the military, cruise line industry, food processors and other harsh continuous duty applications. The units are equipped with a Gates Poly Drive long [...]

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Your Primary Concern

Your Primary Concern

Whether you’re pulling the pumper rig back into the home parking lot after a long day or just starting the engine on a cool morning, it always brings a good feeling to know that your primary and secondaries have been inspected and maintained. Primary and secondary shut off valves are easily dismissed as having “always [...]

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Clean and Neat

Clean and Neat

Pumper truck operators understand the constant pressure of getting a septic tank pumped, putting the hoses and tools away, wrapping up details with the customer and getting on down the road to the next job site. A little attention to detail throughout this ritual can make a considerable difference. Likewise, a rushed and inconsistent workflow [...]

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Spotlight on Thomas H. Erb & Sons, Inc. in Lititz, PA

Spotlight on Thomas H. Erb & Sons, Inc. in Lititz, PA

Thomas H. Erb & Sons, Inc., located in Lititz Pennsylvania, started out as Erb’s Septic Services when Thomas Erb returned home from serving in the Korean War. The company is now being run by Thomas’ son, Ray T. Erb as president, and grandson, Thomas R. Erb as vice president. For this month’s Spotlight, we spoke [...]

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Getting Over Payroll Humps in the Septic Industry

Getting Over Payroll Humps in the Septic Industry

Payroll issues are especially important to keep at bay in the septic industry because of the on-time nature of the industry. If you are a small business owner in the septic industry, you will need to monitor the payroll process on a regular basis in order to ensure the satisfaction of your employees, and as [...]

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