Maintain the Manway

Maintain the Manway

If it’s not broken don’t fix it! Some things are better left undisturbed. The manway on top of your vacuum tank that hasn’t been opened in 10 years is probably one of those things. Some tank entrances, such as your larger rear manways, may need to be opened on a weekly basis for proper cleanout. [...]

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SOS Liquid Waste Haulers, An Interview with Carter Mayfield

SOS Liquid Waste Haulers, An Interview with Carter Mayfield

Can you tell us a little bit about your personal background and how your journey began in the septic business? My father, Jess Mayfield, used to operate wastewater treatment plants as a side job to make money for family vacations. That quickly became his main job. I used to spend summers working on wastewater plants [...]

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Imperial Industries Introduces Septic Truck Featuring An All-New Fully  Remote-Controlled Vacuum System

Imperial Industries Introduces Septic Truck Featuring An All-New Fully Remote-Controlled Vacuum System

Remote Control Functionality Available for Installation on any of Imperial’s Stock or Custom Service Truck Units At February’s 2017 WWETT Show, Imperial Industries introduced a one of the industry’s stand-out innovations of 2017: a fully remote-controlled vacuum system, designed to help operators dramatically cut the time they spend on the job site. The remote control [...]

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Innovative Wastewater Treatment System Introduced to California in San Diego

Innovative Wastewater Treatment System Introduced to California in San Diego

San Diego- Presby Environmental of Whitefield, NH introduced its innovative passive wastewater treatment and dispersal system to California with its first installations in San Diego County. San Diego County, which is the first county in the state to have its Local Agency Management Program (LAMP) approved, has permitted Presby Environmental’s patented Advanced Enviro-Septic® AES system [...]

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Water Cannon’s Under Carriage Cleaners

Water Cannon’s Under Carriage Cleaners

Water Cannon’s under carriage cleaners are designed to clean under vehicles and equipment with a 24-inch-wide path. Four spray nozzles blasting up from below at up to 4,300 PSI, two zero degree nozzles cut through the tough stuff and two 15-degree nozzles wash it away. Just plug in your pressure washer and use the long [...]

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The Most Dangerous Problems Are The Ones You Are Unaware Of

The Most Dangerous Problems Are The Ones You Are Unaware Of

The most dangerous problems are the ones you are unaware of. This can often be the case with vacuum pump wear parts. Vacuum pumps are the heart of the liquid waste transport vehicle. Often they seem to work tirelessly with little or no maintenance. However,, an ounce of prevention may reveal a significant problem just [...]

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Joey Ridgle Septic, An Interview with Joey Ridgle

Joey Ridgle Septic, An Interview with Joey Ridgle

Let’s talk a little bit about your background and the history of your company. How did you start into the septic industry? Joey Ridgle Septic is known for being the “doctor of dookie.” If you are sick you go to the doctor to get better, so if your septic system is sick, you call the [...]

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How To Knock Down Your Insurance Costs For Your Employees

How To Knock Down Your Insurance Costs For Your Employees

Insurance costs are a sore subject all around these days. When you run a large or small septic company, it’s probably on your mind even more so. You want to be able to offer high quality insurance to your employees at a fair cost to your bottom line and for their benefit as well. The [...]

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Vantage Trailer, A Company With Amazing Employees

Vantage Trailer, A Company With Amazing Employees

When I had the opportunity to chat with Pat Lemmons, owner of Vantage Trailer in Katy, Texas it was obvious how proud she is of her employees. It’s a pleasure to hear an owner speak so highly of their industrial staff, office administration, and crews. As the owner, her duties towards her company and her [...]

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Brian’s Septic Service

Brian’s Septic Service

Being a family owned and operated business for over forty years, Brian’s Septic Service has a long list of satisfied clients in Jefferson, Gadsden, Wakulla, and Leon counties. We were lucky enough to chat with Brian and he was more than willing to share the humble beginnings of Brian’s Septic Service. ALW: So tell us [...]

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Imperial Industries’ Reorganization

Imperial Industries’ Reorganization

Last summer, Imperial Industries kicked off a reorganization of their Rothschild, Wisconsin, headquarters that includes building a 70,000-square-foot facility dedicated to our commercial liquid waste tank manufacturing operation. This facility will expand our capabilities within the commercial liquid waste tank division by expanding our commercial facility from 25,000 square feet to 70,000 square feet, for [...]

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Equipment breaks! That’s a quick lesson from the school of hard knocks.

Equipment breaks! That’s a quick lesson from the school of hard knocks.

Equipment breaks! That’s a quick lesson from the school of hard knocks. However, vacuum tanks are set up with a variety of protection components to take the sting out of your repair bill. The coupler between your gearbox and vacuum pump is one of these components. Couplers take the stress every time you engage the [...]

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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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