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June 21, 2022

In the Limelight: GM Keith Sommers on the 2022 WWD Young Pros List

The teams at U.S. Submergent and SediVision are proud to announce that Keith Sommers, our General Manager, has been honored on the WWD Young Pros 2022 list.

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May 27, 2022

Career Opportunities NOW at U.S. Submergent Technologies and SediVision

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November 30, 2021

Probing vs Complete Visibility Inside Wastewater Tanks

SediVisionTM Reveals Over Three Times The Amount Of Material Than Estimated In central Florida, a wastewater treatment facility was experiencing loss of capacity and inefficiency with one of its aeration basins.  They probed this 140 by 40-foot digester from a few accessible spots along the walkway and hit concrete every time, indicating minimal material buildup.  However, the aeration basin was still using more energy than required and seemed to be suffering from a loss in capacity.  This facility could not logistically drain this tank down and wanted to know precisely what was occurring under all that dark water.  U.S. Submergent

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July 29, 2021

Over 55 Tons of Material Removed From Municipal Wastewater Plant

USST’s Crew Navigates Tight Spaces and Difficult Access A municipal wastewater treatment plant in Central Florida required regular maintenance on their aeration basin, digester, and headworks to remove built-up sludge, sand, grit, and rag material.  U.S. Submergent Technologies (USST) was called in to tackle the job using our powerful and versatile Combination3® Truck and knowledgeable crew. “This was our third time back to this facility for regular maintenance,” said Paul Del Favero, Operations Manager at USST.  “Our company track record of safety on the job site and our crews’ ability to understand and overcome problems on the ground are all contributing

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June 29, 2021

Case Study: 402-Tons of Material Removed from Oxidation Ditch While in Operation

Florida Sand and Grit Grant Program Aides in Restoration Costs PROBLEM: An oxidation ditch at the Lake Wales Wastewater Treatment Plant had accumulated over the course of a few years a large amount of sand and grit material. This accrued material was causing a loss of capacity, a decrease in flow, and the plant was not functioning efficiently. The facility’s treatment process is comprised of a Type 1 Oxidation Ditch operating as a conventional activated sludge treatment facility measuring 320-feet by 70-feet. U.S. Submergent Technologies’ (USST) knowledgeable and experienced crew was called in to clean this large structure while it

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June 1, 2021

Develop Your Maintenance Program With Confidence

Complete Visibility Leads to Better Stewardship One of the biggest challenges facing America’s wastewater infrastructure is it’s often out of sight, which means there is a high probability it’s also out of mind. Unlike potholes, which cannot be ignored, the condition of our wastewater tanks is not as obvious. In our business, the first step to understanding a problem is being able to see the problem. Since the water in wastewater tanks is turbid or dark water, it’s impossible to see how much and where material has accumulated. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute.© 2021 U.S. Submergent Techologies, LLC. All rights reserved. The solution, provided

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May 27, 2021

A Business Built on Problem Solving

USST Rises to Resolve a Variety of Challenges At U.S. Submergent Technologies (USST) problem-solving skills and processes are critical components of running a successful business. We have been refining these skills over time through constant training, practice, and learning so we can address problems that have a greater degree of complexity. As our experience and reputation have grown, so has the degree of difficulty in the problems our customers face. Recently, a customer in Southwest Florida had a digester that had gone septic. The microorganisms inside this structure died off and were no longer breaking down organic material. This situation

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April 29, 2021

20 Tons of Material Removed From Northwest Florida Wastewater Facility

Challenging Structure Cleaned Safely by USST Crew A wastewater treatment facility in Northwest Florida had a structure that was particularly difficult to access and was full of FOG, sand, grit, and rag material. Their influent trough and effluent channel were suffering from a loss of capacity due to build-up. U.S. Submergent Technologies’ (USST) experienced and well-trained crew was called in to remove this stubborn material. “Due to flow issues, our crew worked at night to resolve this challenging situation. The structure was 30-feet tall and once you are up there, the material was 25-feet down. Safety is the single key

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March 29, 2021

Cleaning a Wastewater Tank – How Much Will It Cost?

Plan Your Maintenance with Confidence Using SediVision U.S. Submergent Technologies (USST) understands the cost of cleaning a wastewater tank is directly associated with the amount of material and the difficulty required to reach and remove it. Given the importance of how much cleaning a tank will cost, accurately estimating the amount of material in the tank is just as vital. In our industry, we often run into the question – How much will it cost to clean this tank? Well, that depends on a few factors such as the amount of the material, the type of material, where the material is located, and the work

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