White Papers

MetaFlo White Paper RequestTitle: Failure to Plan is Costly:  Drill Mud Disposal

Description:
 
Let’s face it folks, there is no ROI on your mud disposal costs.  So disposal is often seen as a necessary evil at best.  The key word here though is ‘necessary’, because there are regulations about dealing with liquid waste, we want to do the right thing AND because we don’t want to pay fines.  Horizontal directional drilling operations often produce a mud waste.  Disposal is an important part of the project and often isn’t planned effectively costing projects margin which could be preserved.

Since we don’t like the cost of shipping waste, most of us would agree it makes sense to do it less if possible.  MetaFLO Technologies has a smart, responsible and innovative method to reduce the volume headed to that landfill and save you a bundle on the cost of your waste disposal.

Presented By:
MetaFLO Technologies

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AirVac White PapersTitle: Wastewater Alternative For Coastal Conditions

Description:
  Holden Beach, located on a barrier island along the Atlantic coast, has sandy soil, high groundwater, and flat terrain.  This primarily resort community was experiencing problems associated with septic tanks and failing drain fields and saw removing the onsite systems as a step towards a cleaner environment.

The decision to install vacuum sewers in Holden Beach was based primarily on these AIRVAC benefits: ease of installation, O&M simplification and safety, storm survivability, and environmental protection.

The new AIRVAC vacuum sewer system in Holden Beach supports the town’s goal of environmental stewardship by providing a closed system that prevents sewer overflows and eliminates infiltration and inflow.

Presented By: AIRVAC

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Vacall White PapersTitle: How Vacall Resolved the Traditional Challenge to Reduce Debris Dumping Downtime on Demanding Hydro Excavation Jobs

Description: Now more than ever, both contractors and governments are looking for new and better ways to build efficiency – to accomplish more work faster with an eye on potential cost savings along the way. That is particularly true in efforts to maintain and repair critical underground utility lines – water, sewer, gas and electrical – as well as unearth foundations and other structures quickly and without damaging them. Typically, contractors and government bodies faced with a need for this kind of digging -- where mass excavation is not practical or possible, -- turn to a hydro excavator. These highly efficient machines create a cutting action by pumping water into the ground at pressure up to 3,000 psi.

Presented By:
VACALL

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AirVac White PapersTitle: Cleaning Up the Keys

Description: The magnificent coral reefs and marine life, which are the foundation of the Florida Keys tourism industry, were in jeopardy from wastewater pollution. Tropical and game fish were endangered and some bodies of water became unsafe for swimming. Coral rock, high ground water and the probability of power outages were all issues, which made the AIRVAC vacuum sewer system a perfect fit for the Florida Keys. In 2009, the City of Marathon received the Pisces Award from the EPA for projects that represent a commitment to the state’s aim to achieve sustainable water quality. Marathon’s sewer design won the award in part because of the innovative one-trench design for installation, which includes both sewer and stormwater piping, and was made possible by installing the AIRVAC vacuum sewer system.

Presented By:
AIRVAC

Author: Steve Gibbs

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AirVac White Papers
Title: Coastal Community Convinced About Vacuum Sewers

Description: Fripp Island, SC faced a significant environmental problem. Many of the homes on the island were served by ineffective septic tanks that were polluting groundwater and local shell fishing areas. Fripp Island’s vacuum sewer provides several important benefits to the community aside from just sewer conveyance. The closed AIRVAC sewer system prevents infiltration and protects the environment from contamination, for both the shell fishermen and those who enjoy recreational water sports.

Presented By: AIRVAC

Author:
Steve Gibbs

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AirVac White PapersTitle: Tiny Alloway Township Saves Big with Vacuum Sewers

The Village of Alloway, NJ had been looking to replace its septic tanks for decades, but cost and inconvenience delayed the project until 2007. Alloway’s new AIRVAC vacuum sewer system saved taxpayers approximately $1 million compared to installing gravity sewers and the project won a statewide Municipal Engineering Award.

Presented By: AIRVAC
Author: Carl Gaskill, P.E. & Edwin Masker, Mayor

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AirVac White PapersTitle: Fast-Growing Hooper, Utah Utilizes Vacuum Sewer Technology

Description: Fast-growing Hooper, Utah, (population 5,500) was the largest unsewered city in the state when it incorporated in 2000. The site characteristics and topography of the area made gravity sewer installation difficult, disruptive and expensive. Seeking a better alternative, the city did extensive research on several sewer conveyance methods and determined that vacuum sewer technology by AIRVAC was the best solution.

AIRVAC helped the city avoid several difficult problems. Vacuum collection lines can be buried in shallower trenches, eliminating the need for deep excavation and dewatering. This greatly reduced installation time and minimized traffic disruption. Hooper’s vacuum sewer required only three vacuum stations to serve the entire town, compared to the 15 pumping stations that a gravity sewer would have needed. As a result, the city saved about 25 percent by utilizing AIRVAC technology rather than gravity sewers.

Presented By: AIRVAC
Author: Steve Gibbs

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