What Is Perma-LinerTM Cured-In-Place Pipe
Perma-LinerTM is a blessing to all who have saved time and money from using it. Thanks to this pipelining technology, customers no longer have to pay for expensive pipe repairs or replacements that involve digging up entire yards or parking lots. Instead, only 2 holes are dug to access the damaged pipes underground. Essentially, we form a new pipe inside the old one using a Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) technique. Perma-LinerTM offers a couple of these innovative pipelining solutions, and we have used them for a number of happy customers.
How It Works
When a pipe breaks, a resin tube is inserted into it and is positioned using water or air pressure. It’s then cured to form a corrosion-resistant, watertight seal. This method works best in pipes with a diameter of at least 2 inches so that we have room for the new pipe. We have applications that can also handle very large pipes over 28 inches.
What if your pipes aren’t damaged but are old, and you don’t want them to rust or break? For this, we use epoxy which is a great material for preventing corrosion and leaks. With this eco-friendly method, epoxy is used to coat and reline the inside walls of pipes. This technique is safe, durable and preserves the life of the existing piping. Again, the pipe would ideally need to be between 2-30 inches in diameter to be able to accommodate the liner.
(Non) Groundbreaking Perma-LinerTM Technology
We are always looking for ways to improve wastewater repair methods, and this one is a true winner. Wind River is proud to be one of the few companies in the New England area to offer these groundbreaking (but literally, non-groundbreaking) pipelining services. Before forking out a ton of money to replace old or damaged pipes, let our technicians determine whether you are a candidate for one of these trenchless solutions. Contact Wind River or Request Pipelining Services Now.
What Does A Lift Station Service Include?
Just as we make every effort to properly service septic tanks and grease traps, we put the same energy into larger municipal projects. These may affect a large number of people, so it’s important to have the best possible team working on these critical jobs. When lift stations are due for maintenance, we take things very seriously to prevent disasters that can ultimately affect an entire community.
What is a Lift Station?
Sometimes, sewers powered by gravity are installed in trenches deeper than ten feet, which means costly excavation to actually build the sewer line itself. Lift stations are designed to pump the wastewater from the main sewer’s wet well to a higher elevation that is easier to manage.
What Does a Lift Station Require?
There are a lot of moving parts in a lift station, including pumps, filters, motors, a power supply, an odor control and ventilation system, an alarm system, and a bunch of complicated wires. Because of regular wear and tear, any one of these parts could need repairs or replacement.
During a lift station service, our Wind River technicians first pump out the gravity-fed wastewater reservoir or the wet well. Then, our technicians thoroughly check the pumps and other equipment. If any piece is damaged or worn, a specialized team makes the necessary repairs or replacements.
How Do I Get Service?
Like with other maintenance projects, servicing your lift station should not be a do-it-yourself project. Our professionals have had a lot of training and practice with lift station repairs, so they know what to expect and how to tackle problems. You can rely on us for fast yet efficient service on your most important wastewater facilities. To learn more about our municipal services or to schedule an appointment, Contact Us at Wind River.
How Does Waste End Up In A Local Farm?
As part of our efforts to be environmentally friendly, we are extremely responsible with the way we handle waste. You simply throw your trash away, but we have to figure out what to do with it from there. When we remove grease from your grease traps and sludge from your septic tanks, we don’t just dump it somewhere and hope it doesn’t contaminate the earth. Instead, we try to recycle and reuse as much as possible to lessen our environmental impact. One of the major players helping us to do that is an affiliate company who specializes in composting.
Introducing Earth Farms Organics
This innovative company collects organic waste from a variety of places such as restaurants, hotels, schools and grocery stores. Instead of sending it to a landfill, they turn it into nutrient-rich compost that can be used to create superior-grade soil or improve existing soil. The process takes about 5 months because they go the extra mile to ensure a high-quality compost. Even after the compost is considered safe for consumer use, Earth Farms continues to process it an additional 45 days before curing and filtering the final product.
From Waste to Soil
The final products created by Earth Farms are compost and various types of soil. Whether you’re trying to plant acres of crops or add a small flower container to your landscaping, there is an appropriate soil for your purposes. It’s quite a fascinating concept to think about your garbage transforming into a product that sustains new life. To learn more about Earth Farms or to see how you can contribute to waste diversion, Contact Us. We love educating customers on ways to sustain the planet while helping them to get rid of their waste. We look forward to working with you on these beneficial initiatives.
What’s An Aerobic Sequence Batch Reactor? (It’s Not That Complicated.)
Basically, a sequencing batch reactor or SBR for short, treats wastewater so that it can be used again. These reactors break down organic waste using an activated sludge process. Generally, SBR’s are used as part of a treatment plant’s system with multiple reactors working on batches of wastewater from general sewage or large facilities. Unlike a septic system that relies on water flow and movement, SBRs contain the water in stationary tanks.
How Does It Work?
The “aerobic” component refers to the use of oxygen. Air is bubbled through the wastewater to activate the bacteria that breaks down organic material. After this sludge is reduced to harmless compost, it sinks to the bottom of the tank as a Class B biosolid. This is collected later and can be reused for things like chemical fertilizer for agricultural purposes. The treated water is now safe enough to be used for things like irrigation, or it’s sent to local wastewater plants for further purification.
As an added advantage, aerobic SBRs are environmentally safe and can process waste without using harsh chemicals. SBRs can also be designed to handle different volumes of waste over different amounts of time, helping the plant operate more efficiently.
What’s That Got To Do With Us?
If you’ve ever wondered what happens to all that sludge and sewage we collect after servicing your septic tanks and grease traps, this is your answer. In our plight to help the environment, we are doing our part to take advantage of SBR technology. We do everything possible to protect the environment and avoid allowing waste to go to waste. To learn more about aerobic sequencing batch reactors or other ways to safely reuse waste, Contact Us.
What are the Benefits of Epoxy and Structural Pipelining?
Pipelining is one of our most innovative services because it eliminates the need to excavate when making pipe repairs. Usually, only 2 access points need to be created to access the damaged pipes underground. This enables us to solve most drain line issues without tearing up your landscaping or replacing entire pipes. It’s a win for everyone because it saves valuable time and money. Today we’re looking at two pipelining solutions offered by Perma-LinerTM, so read on to learn more.
For drain lines without damage, epoxy is a great material for preventing corrosion and leaks. With this eco-friendly method, epoxy is used to coat the inside walls of pipes. This relining is safe, durable and preserves the life of the existing piping. Ideally, the pipe would need to be between 2-30 inches in diameter to be able to accommodate the liner.
With Perma-Liner’s Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) system, a new pipe is essentially created inside the old one. A resin tube is inserted into the damaged pipe and positioned using water or air pressure. It is then cured to form a corrosion-resistant, watertight seal. Again, this method works best in pipes with a diameter of at least 2 inches, but we have applications that can handle pipes larger than 28 inches.
Can You Benefit From Pipelining?
We are always looking for ways to improve wastewater repair methods, and this one is a true homerun. Wind River is proud to be one of the few companies in the New England area to offer these groundbreaking (or should we say non-groundbreaking) pipelining services. Before paying excavators to do any digging or purchasing expensive drain replacements, let our technicians determine whether you are a candidate for one of these trenchless solutions. Contact Wind River Today or Request Service Now.
Biggest Liquid Waste Disaster of the Month
The fall season started off with lots of rain, causing leaves to fall at a fast pace. The mix of excess rain and leaves was a bad combination for city storm drains. One of the catch basins on a busy street had become clogged with leaves and other debris that had washed in from the heavy rains. As a result, water was gushing into the street, and the overflow prompted major traffic delays.
The municipality contacted Wind River, knowing we could quickly solve the problem and get traffic moving again. We sent out our emergency service team with a hy vac truck to clean out the clogged catch basin. In no time, we removed the leaves and debris so the rainwater could flow freely into the storm drain, and we prevented any car accidents from occurring due to a flooded roadway. Rely on Wind River’s Municipal Services day or night, 7 days a week.
October’s Messiest Drain Award
We received calls from several stores in a local shopping plaza that were experiencing backups in their bathrooms. It seemed logical that there might be a clog in the main line, so our tech took measures to go in and break up the blockage. However, after cabling the line, there was no evidence of an obstruction. The tech decided to try plan B and check out the lift station for the plaza’s wastewater treatment system. Sure enough, it had malfunctioned and was no longer pumping liquid out to the sewer line. This was a more involved job, so we summoned our projects team to get started on the emergency repairs. Due to the combined efforts of the technician and projects team, we were able to get wastewater at the plaza flowing that same day. The shops were amazed at the speed of our service and couldn’t thank us enough.
We Do It All
When it comes to wastewater issues, we are the industry experts. This scenario would have ended very differently if it had been handled by a less experienced company or one with a narrower level of expertise. Luckily Wind River does it all, and we have the manpower to manage all types of jobs at the drop of a hat. Whether it’s a commercial or residential issue, we provide fast and reliable service so your daily routine suffers minimal disruption.
What to Know for Managing Municipal Digester and Lagoon Cleaning
Your community may be relying on the services of a digester or lagoon. Due to their substantial size, digesters and lagoons are a significant responsibility for the company in charge of maintaining them. There are safety measures to consider, and it’s obviously a messy job. You can’t trust just anyone with such an undertaking when so many rely on the productive output of these waste receptacles. Here are some things you should know about Wind River’s ability to handle digester and lagoon projects.
We’re Equipped for Big Jobs
Wind River’s Hy Vac services are the perfect solution for digester and lagoon cleaning. During the process, high concentrations of bio-solids and other junk are removed using our high-capacity pump systems. These pumps can handle vessels as large as 20,000-500,000 gallons. We also own our own cable dredge which is proficient with multi-million-gallon projects. Customers can be confident in our promise to remove the highest percentage of solid waste using our advanced equipment and the skilled techniques of our technicians.
Regular maintenance is also important, and our guys can set you up with the ideal cleaning schedule to keep everything performing efficiently. Additionally, our team offers reliable emergency service for those occasions when unexpected trouble arrives. You can count on us 24/7 every single day of the year. This combination of tools, expertise and customer service guarantees success! To learn more or to schedule digester and lagoon cleaning services, Contact Us.
When Would I Need FRAC Tanks?
First off, let’s explain what a Frac tank is. A frac tank is a large container that can be used for temporary and portable storage. When I say large, I mean it can hold thousands of gallons. They are generally used to store fluids or chemicals and come in many shapes and sizes. One of the more common scenarios where you would find these would be in the fracturing of oil and gas wells. However, we have lots of great uses for them in the waste industry as well.
How Do Customers Use Them?
Frac tanks can be used to store a variety of things. Farmers, for example, use them for manure storage and even store water in them for watering their animals out in the field. Perhaps a large company is experiencing a septic backup and needs a place to put the excess waste. Frac tanks can also serve as a holding chamber while waste is being treated. Add chemicals to wastewater in the frac tank and afterward, you can pump out the treated water since the tanks include pumps at the bottom.
If you need a Frac tank, we have rentals ranging in size from 10,000 to 21,000 gallons. From residential to commercial and municipal septic needs, Wind River has you covered! We also offer several other waste disposal services including Bulk Hauling, Leachate Removal and Hydro Excavating. To learn more, Contact Us or Request Service Today.
Check Out Wind River’s Pan & Tilt Camera!
Thanks to modern technology, our methods of diagnosing septic and plumbing problems have gotten so much easier. Prior to the invention of video cameras designed to maneuver through drain lines, septic technicians were forced to make educated guesses on the cause of a problem. They would also waste time and money on excavation to try and find the location of an obstruction or damaged pipe. Fortunately, this is no longer necessary with advanced machines that allow us to not only view the interior of your lines, but to also utilize pan, tilt and zoom capabilities.
Envirosight Rovver 125™
This incredible little gadget is the most portable and versatile sewer inspection crawler of its kind. It’s designed to pass through restricted pipe, large offsets and protruding pipe taps that are 6-36 inches. Handheld remotes allow techs to operate the camera from great distances, and they have the ability to adjust the focusing power, speed, pan, tilt, zoom, lighting and steering controls. Naturally, it’s also waterproof to handle the damp conditions inside a septic, grease or sewer line. It’s neat to see the Envirosight Rovver in action, and it has saved both our company and our customers a ton of valuable time and money.
Equipped With the Best
As a leader in our industry, it’s important we keep our arsenal of equipment stocked with the latest and greatest tools. Our goal is to offer our customers the best products and most efficient methods of solving their septic and plumbing issues. With the Envirosight Rovver 125 in our collection, we can quickly and accurately identify drain problems and repair them quickly without digging up your lawn. Contact Us, and let us take an inside look at your pipes. Request a Pan and Tilt Camera Inspection today.