Sewage Shredder: Helps Solves Michigan Nursing Home Plumbing Problems

Sponsored by

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.

Sponsored by

TODAY'S HEADLINES

Construction of first tunnel under SF Bay completed; provides reliable drinking water source

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has joined with Dave Pine, president of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, to celebrate the completion of the first tunnel under San Francisco Bay at the location where the first Hetch Hetchy water enters Crystal Springs Reservoir.

India desalination plant to receive high-capacity ultrafiltration technology

Ultrafiltration membrane technology specialist inge GmbH recently secured the largest project in the company's history and will supply high-capacity UF technology for a desalination plant in the city of Jamnagar, India.  

Article discusses nation's connection to water, pricing schemes, steps toward sustainable future

A new article explores the nation's vital connection to water amidst a backdrop of crumbling infrastructure, significant waste and ongoing droughts. It examines the history of pricing schemes and the role of agriculture and presents a series of steps to a sustainable water future.

U.S. Water Alliance now accepting nominations for 2015 U.S. Water Prize

The U.S. Water Alliance has officially announced that it is now accepting nominations for the 2015 U.S. Water Prize.  

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA