Headquartered in Durham, North Carolina, Aqualis is an environmental firm that provides innovative stormwater and wastewater management services. The company operates across the United States and Puerto Rico.
Formed in 1968, the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD) maintains over 3,000 miles of sewer pipe. MSD’s collection system, which serves about 230,000 households and businesses, includes both older combined sewers and separate sanitary sewers, making maintenance and compliance an ongoing challenge.
Driving an inspection crawler through sewers is challenging work in of itself. But when the equipment isn't built well, the task becomes even harder. No sewer pro wants to waste time fiddling with bolts and losing screws to swap out wheels and adjust inspection crawler height. Throw in a pair of heavy work gloves and uncooperative weather, and a regular day in the field can become a real hassle.
Lateral launch doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, there’s no real reason why aiming and launching a camera from one pipe to another should require sharpshooter skill. The technology is out there–it’s just a question of putting it to work.
In the utility locating industry, sondes are radio transmitters that are used to locate non-metal underground utilities. Sonde locating works best when you have an easy access point, as these transmitters are inserted into pipes to identify their location.
“Nuclear is a specialty niche,” explains Carl Beitner, operations manager at Elite Pipeline Services. As a contractor, “if you haven’t worked in nuclear, you won't work in nuclear without support. Safety is first and foremost throughout the industry, where even walking is considered working. And to work in nuclear, you must have conscientious, trustworthy employees and a clean record.”
The first day that the Tele-Vac Environmental crew took its new ROVVER X SAT II out in the field, they were scheduled to inspect for the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD).
As the name suggests, Integrity Inspection Solutions champions high ethical standards and an unwavering dedication to its customers. Founders Richard Mason and Cody Aberasturi started the wastewater contracting business in 2018.
The state of Pennsylvania and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) were placing intense pressure on Montgomery and Muncy boroughs, forcing them to make major changes and improvements to their aging and failing sewer infrastructure.