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Customizable Truck-Mounted Vac With Compact Footprint and Proven Performance

The new ECO Series from Vermeer answers the utility market’s demand for a compact truck-mounted vacuum excavation system with a focus on improved performance and fuel efficiency and reduced maintenance. The 4-inch (10.2 cm) line of ECO truck vacuum excavators uses properly sized engines to power components and reduces excess fuel consumption. The Tier 4 – ­­compliant 49-horsepower (36.5 kW) Kubota “sips” fuel at 2.75 gallons (10.4 L) per hour, providing significant operating cost savings when compared to powering a 4-inch (10.2 cm) system off of a 270-horsepower (201 kW) truck engine. The ECO Series can be powered by Kubota 49-, 85- or 99-horsepower (36.5, 63.4, 73.8 kW) auxiliary engines and matched with 500- to 1200-gallon (1892.7 to 4542.5 L) spoil tank capacities, which can be mounted on a new or used truck chassis, and off-road carrier chassis for access to difficult projects. www.mclaughlinunderground.com

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Dewatering pumps help reconstruct Galveston

Storm surge attacks a seawall protecting coastal city.

When dealing with a construction site that is underwater or where the water table is just above sea level, contractors have to insure that the excavation stays dry and safe for workers. This can be extra challenging where you have conditions affected by water depth and conditions such as silt and sand. Additionally, these conditions may vary based on seasonal weather or tides. It is extremely important to have contractors who have investigated historical data and who monitor fluctuations in water levels and speeds of flow, thereby decreasing risks to workers and the success of the project.

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Regular replacement governs Kitchener’s underground program

Engineering staff work on a two-year road and utility reconstruction project on
Pleasant Avenue and Glen and Binscarth Roads in Kitchener.

The city of Kitchener, located in the Waterloo region of southern Ontario, has a population of just under a quarter million. Kitchener’s history dates back to 1784, when land was given to the Six Nations by the British as a gift for their allegiance during the American Revolution. Originally called Berlin, the name was changed to Kitchener in 1916, after Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, who died that year while serving as the Secretary of State for War of the United Kingdom.

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4 key elements to maintaining your sewer infrastructure: Clean, inspect, assess and repair

To minimize costly overhead, it’s important to maintain your sewer systems.

Let’s face it, sewers are susceptible to wear and tear just like any other infrastructure. Although not visible from the surface, pipelines are prone to deterioration from both the inside and out. To minimize costly overhead, it’s important to maintain your sewer systems. There are four key factors to keeping your infrastructure operating at optimum efficiency.

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HammerHead Adds RS MaxPatch to Its CIPP Offerings

RS MaxPatch is now available from HammerHead Trenchless Equipment.

Both plumbers and large-diameter pipe repair contractors can now find a complete range of solutions for their point repair, complete pipe rehabilitation and total pipe replacement jobs in one place. HammerHead Trenchless Equipment, a Charles Machine Works Company, authorized distributor of RS Technik, has just added RS MaxPatch to its suite of noninvasive equipment and consumables.

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VAC-A-TEE TRENCHLESS CLEANOUT SYSTEM MEETS NEW NORTH AMERICAN STANDARDS

The VAC-A-TEE Trenchless Cleanout System now meets the newly published ASTM F3097-15 Standard. ASTM Standards are used by specifying engineers in North America to provide guidelines that ensure the optimum results for a given product or procedure. These standards are often adopted into project specifications to describe installation methods, materials, testing procedures, and a minimum level of quality for products and a specific scope of work.

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LMK Technologies Announces Newest ASTM Standard for Vacuum Excavated Cleanout

LMK Technologies’ VAC-A-TEE Trenchless Cleanout System now meets the newly published ASTM F3097-15 Standard. ASTM Standards are an instrumental tool used by specifying engineers throughout North America to provide guidelines that ensure the optimum results for a given product or procedure. These standards are often adopted into project specifications for the purpose of describing installation methods, materials, testing procedures, and a minimum level of quality for products and a specific scope of work.

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‘One size fits most’ manhole rehab

The bladder and air assembly being placed into the manhole (left) and positioned. Crews can typically perform three to four installations per day using the Cured in Place Manhole (CIPMH) system from LMK Technologies.

Manholes that get corroded with hydrogen sulphide present a thorny problem for municipalities, which need a cost-effective and efficient method of rehabilitation.

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Hayward Sewer Repair Experts at Evenflow Trenchless Announce Guidelines for Avoiding Ebola Contamination from Sewage Exposure

Hayward sewer repair and replacement plumbers at Evenflow Trenchless are experts when it comes to following the proper procedures to not spread diseases from raw sewage exposure. "Whether it's Ebola or Enterovirus people often forget that these diseases as well as other pathogens can be transmitted through exposure to raw sewage," says Gary of Evenflow Trenchless. "We follow procedures to make sure that we don't track any traces of raw sewage into your home when we are performing trenchless sewer replacement services."

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