Sand and Grit Removal
Sand and grit is the leading cause of problems in wastewater treatment facilities. Excess sand and grit robs tank volume and efficiency, while raising operational costs due to higher electrical consumption, increased use of chemicals, premature wear and equipment failure on blowers, pumps, diffusers and internal piping. With the Sand Dragon, sand and grit can be removed without emptying the tank in most cases, in a timely and efficient manner that will return the water and biomass to the tank. Your plant can be running at peak efficiency without having to drain the tank and interrupt daily operations.
Total Tank Cleanout
To Prepare for Demolition, Inspection, Sand Blasting, Painting, or Recoating
We can assist with transfer of liquid from one tank to another or assist in pumping down tanks using various pumps from 2” diaphragm or trash pumps, to 4” hydraulic pumps capable of pumping 800 gpm, to 4” to 6” diesel driven pumps. We offer removal of all remaining contents, sand, grit, rags, etc., after the water has been drained. We also offer pressure-washing and sanitizing interior and exterior tank walls and internal piping and pickling of lines, all in preparation for demolition, inspection, sand blasting, painting, or refurbishing.
We can remove overgrown vegetation, duckweed, small trees and bushes from various tanks or ponds at your facility. Overgrowth can be unsightly and reduce efficiency. Contact us for further details or information on this service.
Filter Media Cleaning and Replacement
We can remove old filter media from any single or multi-layer filter media system. Single layer filter media can be recycled on site. This means removing, cleaning and returning existing media, no need for total replacement of costly filter media. With multi-layer systems, the filter media can be extracted and deposited into trucks for final disposal and filter cells replaced with new media to original filter specs.
We Get Grit Out of Just About Anything!
Fresh Water Canals, Water Storage Tanks, Boat Slips, Flooded Storm Water Collection Boxes, Quilted or Concrete Bottom Ponds or Basins, and Lined Ponds
We Remove Sand From from:
- Connecting canals between lakes to open up passing zones for boat passage or from land-locked canals in housing areas.
- Boat slips or docking areas where boat activity is restricted due to sand build-up.
- Flooded storm water collection boxes where the water cannot be drained.
- Quilted or concrete bottom ponds or basins.
- Algae sludge can be removed from the bottom of lined or quilted ponds without damaging the expensive liner or bottom.
- Lime removal or most any other debris from water storage tanks.
Settled Solids Management can often do this in situations where access is limited (or inaccessible) with conventional dredging systems, as well as when the process cannot be drained.
If you have had an emergency due to torrential rains causing heavy flows, internal pipe breakage, clogged lines, tank leakage, overflow, or other unplanned issues, we provide prioritized emergency service, in the form of sand and grit removal or pumping down or transferring liquids or water to keep your plant in compliance.