Wastewater Visibility News
SediVision Gets To Work Saving Customer Thousands of Dollars
Eliminates the Guesswork of Material in Wastewater Tanks
In Southeast Florida, SediVision LLC was able to provide visibility to managers of a wastewater treatment facility regarding their oxidation ditch and potential loss of capacity. The visibility was provided using SediVision®, an exclusive tool that allows for complete visibility of sand and grit accumulation in full wastewater tanks.
In our industry, draining down a wastewater tank can be logistically difficult. Because the water is highly turbid, probing with handheld rods from accessible points along the walkways is used to estimate the quantity of material. This is an unreliable means to determine how much material is spread throughout the tank. For this customer, not knowing exactly how much material was in the tank created uncertainty, which typically leads to change orders and higher costs.
Uncertainty is the Achilles’ heel of our industry; uncertainty of the type, volume, and location of the material. For this project, uncertainty might have delayed much-needed maintenance on the oxidation ditch indefinitely. However, SediVision® complete visibility, provided certainty in the location and volume of material and presented a solid work plan that was much more affordable for the customer.
Because SediVision allowed for targeted cleaning efforts inside the tank, we were able to save this owner time and money. In fact, this project only cost half of what would be estimated using typical assumptions.
Our sister company, U.S. Submergent Technologies (USST), came in and cleaned this tank while it was full, so the facility did not have to undergo any logistical difficulties associated with draining down. Using USST’s powerful Combination3® Truck, crews were able to reach the structure and remove all the material. Finally, after cleaning the tank, SediVision was used to verify with certainty for the customer that the material was removed, and the job was done right.
Would knowing how much and where material has accumulated in your wastewater tanks be helpful?