Looking For Greener Futures

Looking For Greener Futures

Many city leaders are undertaking projects which will help their cities. Georgetown Climate Center released a comprehensive study, “How Prepared Are U.S. States for Climate Change?” Their online tool enables users to see what cities and states are doing to prepare for climate change. According to an article on ecori.org, “Climate scientists have told Chicago [...]

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A Game Changer

A Game Changer

In 2010, Southland Organics burst onto the field with an odor-fighting formula that had obliterated the decaying sickening smell of the animal kill pits during the 2001 foot and mouth disease in England. “After learning that this formula could do that, I was sold on it and the things we could do with it,” says [...]

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Stinky Games

Stinky Games

Few smells can be more distracting than THE rank aroma of human waste. So imagine what was going through the Washington Nationals pitchers’ minds when they entered their bullpen this past summer to that unique smell. Their bullpen allows easy access to the Nationals Park service tunnel and is the best location for the sheer [...]

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HYDROBLASTING AUTOMATION, SAFETY AND EDUCATION FEATURED AT THE 2014 WJTA-IMCA EXPO

July 2, 2014, St. Louis, MO – The 2014 WJTA-IMCA (WaterJet Technology Association-Industrial & Municipal Cleaning Association) Expo will be held October 14-15 in an exciting new venue — New Orleans at the Morial Convention Center. The Expo is the premier trade show dedicated to high-pressure waterjet/hydroblast tools, equipment and services; industrial vacuum trucks and [...]

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Ask Yourself, Then Your Agent!

Ask Yourself, Then Your Agent!

There are many circumstances which arise while conducting business which require additional insurance if you are to protect your company. First, ask yourself if any of the following situations apply to your business, then contact your local insurance agent to see if your business is as protected as well as it should be. • Do [...]

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Royal Restrooms Raises the Bar

Royal Restrooms Raises the Bar

When David Sauers took his two young daughters to the bathroom at a Shakespeare in the Park festival, he encountered what many moms encounter with their potty-training and diapered children: a lack of clean facilities. Instead of simply grumbling about the cramped space and lack of changing tables, he decided to fill a very real [...]

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Trailers Gain Traction

Trailers Gain Traction

Portable trailers have risen in popularity in recent years. From events to disaster relief, the uses are endless as people demand roomier restroom facilities. David Sauers, co-owner of Royal Restrooms in Savannah, Ga, began his business providing trailers at weddings. “It soon progressed to military, and now it’s almost an everyday use with 5K runs [...]

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Nowra Educates Congress about Onsite Benefits

Nowra Educates Congress about Onsite Benefits

The National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association (NOWRA) hosted more than 25 Congress members and their staff on Capitol Hill to educate Congress about the important role the industry plays in wastewater treatment. Rep. Robert Gibbs (R-OH), chairman of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, sponsored NOWRA’s [...]

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Putting People First

Putting People First

Most people don’t look forward to pumping grease traps, but the guys at All Cen Tex Septic and Vacuum Pumping can’t wait to get to the World Famous Round Rock Donuts where they are treated with the strange, but delicious yellow concoctions which were highlighted on Travel Channel’s “Man vs. Food.” Robert Negrete, owner of [...]

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Common Drainfield Problems

Common Drainfield Problems

There are many signs of drainfield failure, but a homeowner may not recognize them and simply think their tank needs to be pumped. “Wet spots and smells coming from the drainfield area are early signs of failure,” says Jerard Nighorn, vice president of Lenzyme/Trap-Cleer. “Of course backups within the home plumbing system are another sign [...]

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NOWRA Installer Academy

NOWRA Installer Academy

The National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association offers an Installer Academy to ensure best practices nation wide. “By participating in NOWRA’s Education Programs, members gain a learning foundation that continuously builds personal and professional opportunities.” The academy offers the following classes: • Onsite Wastewater A-Z: For the brand new service technicians to the experienced inspectors, there [...]

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Changing the Business Landscape

Changing the Business Landscape

In her article on Entrepreneur.com, Sabrina Parsons, CEO of Palo Alto Software explains how she used emerging technology to beat the odds and position the family business for the future. While keeping the core values of the company, Parsons transitioned the company’s main software offering–a Windows-based tool which helped small businesses put together business plans–to [...]

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Wastewater Wreckage

Wastewater Wreckage

During the last 25 years, the South Bay of the Long Island Sound has seen it’s clam harvest decline by 93 percent, destroying an entire industry which accounted for 6,000 jobs. According to the Suffolk County Comprehensive Water Resources Management Plan, the clams couldn’t recover from previous harvests because of recurrent brown tides fed primarily [...]

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