Sewage Shredder: Helps Solves Michigan Nursing Home Plumbing Problems

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Wastewater today is full of flushable wipes, rags and trash that can cause breakdowns and blockages in sewer lines and sewer systems. A nursing home in a small Michigan township recently faced a significant wastewater debris problem where flushable wipes and adult diapers permeated the local city sewer system and clogged sewer pipes. This quickly led to manholes bursting, causing raw sewage to flow into the street.

The powerful twin-shafted grinder uses slow-speed, high-torque power to slice through debris and turn it into small particles that flow harmlessly through sewer pumps and pipelines.
The powerful twin-shafted grinder uses slow-speed, high-torque power to slice through debris and turn it into small particles that flow harmlessly through sewer pumps and pipelines.

In late 2013, the Monster 3-HYDRO sewage grinder from JWC Environmental (JWCE) was purchased and installed inside a manhole. The powerful twin-shafted grinder uses slow-speed, high-torque power to slice through wipes, rags, disposable diapers, and other debris and turn it into small particles that flow harmlessly through sewer pumps and pipelines.

The 3-HYDRO model sewer grinder has two rows of sharp steel cutters and uses an energy-efficient 3 HP (2.2 kW) immersible motor for quiet and reliable operation, even during high-flow conditions. The Monster sewer grinder also features a logic controller which monitors motor load. If it senses a large load, the controller will automatically run the cutter teeth backward and forward to pull in and shred large rag balls, making it a reliable option for tearing apart heavy slugs of debris. However, if the motor controller senses the item to be an impervious object (e.g., a steel wrench), which can damage the grinder if passed through, the system automatically shuts down and signals an alarm.

According to Jason Gwinn of Gwinn Brothers Construction, the contractor hired to resolve the plumbing issues, "Everything with the Monster went well: it arrived on time and the order was accurate. JWCE helped us make this sewer project run smoothly."

Learn more at www.jwce.com or by contacting the company at 949-833-3888.

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