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FIRST TIME PUMPERS. May 2 nd and 3 rd 2003 Steve Meeks Meeks Environmental Services. FIRST TIME PUMPERS. May 2 nd and 3 rd 2003 Steve Meeks Meeks Environmental Services. History Lesson. We make waste. History Lesson. We make waste. We always have. History Lesson.

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First time pumpers

FIRST TIME PUMPERS

May 2nd and 3rd 2003

Steve Meeks

Meeks Environmental Services


First time pumpers1

FIRST TIME PUMPERS

May 2nd and 3rd 2003

Steve Meeks

Meeks Environmental Services


History lesson
History Lesson

  • We make waste.


History lesson1
History Lesson

  • We make waste.

  • We always have.


History lesson2
History Lesson

  • We make waste.

  • We always have.

  • We always will.


History lesson3
History Lesson

  • How we get rid of this waste has been debated for many years.


History lesson4
History Lesson

  • For the most part the removal of waste from our home or our immediate environment has been by the use of water.

  • This would be called waterborne

    waste disposal.


History lesson5
History Lesson

  • I bring this up only to point out that in some area’s and in some case’s people have and still do use dry waste disposal.

  • The idea of composting toilets is as old as septic tanks themselves.


History lesson6
History Lesson

  • Many early settlements were along waterways

  • The water coming down stream was used for drinking and cooking


History lesson7
History Lesson

  • The water leaving was for carrying away daily waste


History lesson8
History Lesson

  • A couple of problems arose

    • Someone up stream probably had the same idea


History lesson9
History Lesson

  • A couple of problems arose

    • Someone up stream probably had the same idea

    • With heavy rains came flooding


History lesson10
History Lesson

  • As people began to move away from the water, only what was needed for the essentials was carried home, drinking and cooking.


History lesson11
History Lesson

Waste disposal was mainly dry, such as outhouses.


History lesson12
History Lesson

As the need to move waste away became more important, water again was the choice.

Waterborne waste.

That’s what we do.


What we do

What We Do!!!

Wastewater


What we do1

What We Do!!!

Wastewater

“ I could never do what you do

for a living”


First things first
FIRST THINGS FIRST

Matt 16:24-26

24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.

25 "For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.

26 "For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?

(NKJ)


Topics of discussion
Topics of Discussion

  • PUMP TRUCKS

    • Trucks,Pumping Equipment, and Assembly

    • Pump Truck Cleaning & Maintenance

    • Permitting and Inspections – Pump Trucks

    • Disposal Issues?


Topics of discussion1
Topics of Discussion

  • Pumping onsite systems

  • Inspections

    • What every job should be.

  • Review for exam

    • Example questions


Who are you
WHO ARE YOU?

  • PUMPERS

  • INSTALL AND REPAIR

  • PORTABLES

  • PLUMBERS

  • ENGINEERS


How long
HOW LONG ?

  • 1 YEAR

  • 5 YEARS

  • 10 YEARS

  • 20 YEARS

  • OVER 25 YEARS


What about the bad jobs

WHAT ABOUT THEBAD JOBS?

Our War Stories !


What about the bad jobs1
WHAT ABOUT THE BAD JOBS?

  • Biggest tank cleaned


What about the bad jobs2
WHAT ABOUT THE BAD JOBS?

  • Biggest tank cleaned

  • Deepest underground


What about the bad jobs3
WHAT ABOUT THE BAD JOBS?

  • Biggest tank cleaned

  • Deepest underground

  • Furtherest from your truck


What about the bad jobs4
WHAT ABOUT THE BAD JOBS?

  • Biggest tank cleaned

  • Deepest underground

  • Furtherest from your truck

  • Greatest lift


What about the bad jobs5
WHAT ABOUT THE BAD JOBS?

  • Biggest tank cleaned

  • Deepest underground

  • Furtherest from your truck

  • Greatest lift

  • Strangest thing found


What about the bad jobs6
WHAT ABOUT THE BAD JOBS?

  • Biggest tank cleaned

  • Deepest underground

  • Furtherest from your truck

  • Greatest lift

  • Strangest thing found

  • Longest since last cleaned


Onsite wastewater inspections

Onsite WastewaterInspections

What every cleaning should be.


Onsite wastewater inspections1

Onsite WastewaterInspections

What every cleaning should be.

Why?


Onsite wastewater inspections2
Onsite WastewaterInspections

Why?

  • To protect the environment


Onsite wastewater inspections3
Onsite WastewaterInspections

Why?

  • To protect the environment

  • To protect public health


Onsite wastewater inspections4
Onsite WastewaterInspections

Why?

  • To protect the environment

  • To protect public health

  • For the industry’s perception




What are wastewater systems supposed to do2
What are wastewater systems supposed to do?

  • Take the water away.

  • Treat it.


What are wastewater systems supposed to do3
What are wastewater systems supposed to do?

  • Take the water away.

  • Treat it.

  • Protect public health.


What are wastewater systems supposed to do4
What are wastewater systems supposed to do?

  • Take the water away.

  • Treat it.

  • Protect public health.

    Do city sewer systems do this?


What are wastewater systems supposed to do5
What are wastewater systems supposed to do?

  • Take the water away.

  • Treat it.

  • Protect public health.

    Do city sewer systems do this?

    Can a Septic Tank / Onsite system do this?


Onsite wastewater industry
Onsite WastewaterIndustry

  • Onsite can do the job.


Onsite wastewater industry1
Onsite WastewaterIndustry

  • Onsite can do the job.

  • It can do the job and it can do it better and more cost effective in many cases.


Onsite wastewater industry2
Onsite WastewaterIndustry

  • Onsite can do the job.

  • It can do the job and it can do it better and more cost effective in many cases.

  • It also reintroduces more water back into local aquifers.



Let s pump1
Let’s pump!

  • Park in the street.


Let s pump2
Let’s pump!

  • Park in the street.

  • Why?


Why would you stay in the street
Why would you stay in the street?

  • You may not pump the tank.

    • Empty

    • Not the problem

    • Didn’t call to cancel


Why would you stay in the street1
Why would you stay in the street?

  • You may not pump the tank.

  • Driveway may be old.


Why would you stay in the street2
Why would you stay in the street?

What can a big truck do to a bad driveway?


Take a good look

Take a Good Look!

What can we see from the street?

How much can you tell about the system?


Things to look for
Things to look for.

  • Dark or discolored areas


Things to look for1
Things to look for.

  • Dark or discolored areas

  • Wet spots or water running from yard


Things to look for2
Things to look for.

  • Dark or discolored areas

  • Wet spots or water running from yard

  • Is the vent stack in the front?


Things to look for3
Things to look for.

  • Dark or discolored areas

  • Wet spots or water running from yard

  • Is the vent stack in the front?

  • Which way does the yard slope?

    • Is there room for the field?


Things to look for4
Thingsto look for.

  • Does the customer park in the yard?


Things to look for5
Thingsto look for.

  • Does the customer park in the yard?

  • Does the yard drain the neighborhood?


Things to look for6
Thingsto look for.

  • Does the customer park in the yard?

  • Does the yard drain the neighborhood?

  • Is the yard in a low area?


Things to look for7
Thingsto look for.

  • Does the customer park in the yard?

  • Does the yard drain the neighborhood?

  • Is the yard in a low area?

  • Is there standing water?


Oh where oh where
Oh where oh where…?

  • Where does the homeowner think that it is?


Oh where oh where1
Oh where oh where…?

  • Where does the homeowner think that it is?

  • Where would an engineer put it?

    • Logic helpful, but not required.


Oh where oh where2
Oh where oh where…?

  • Where does the homeowner think that it is?

  • Where would an engineer put it?

    • Logic helpful, but not required.

  • Where would you put it?


Questions for the owner
Questions for the owner

  • How old is the house, or system?


Questions for the owner1
Questions for the owner

  • How old is the house, or system?

    • What will this tell you?


Questions for the owner2
Questions for the owner

  • How old is the house, or system?

    • What will this tell you?

      • Size


Questions for the owner3
Questions for the owner

  • How old is the house, or system?

    • What will this tell you?

      • Size

      • Type


Questions for the owner4
Questions for the owner

  • How old is the house, or system?

    • What will this tell you?

      • Size

      • Type

      • Number of feet of field lines


Questions for the owner5
Questions for the owner

  • How old is the house, or system?

  • Are you having trouble?

    • In or out?

    • Where and at what level?



Can t find it what next1
Can’t find it? What next?

  • Look in the basement for…

    • Drain pipes, 3” or 4”


Can t find it what next2
Can’t find it? What next?

  • Look in the basement for…

    • Drain pipes, 3” or 4”

    • Dampness


Can t find it what next3
Can’t find it? What next?

  • Look in the basement for…

    • Drain pipes, 3” or 4”

    • Dampness

    • Odor


Can t find it what next4
Can’t find it? What next?

  • Look in the basement for…

    • Drain pipes, 3” or 4”

    • Dampness

    • Odor

    • How many systems?


Can t find it what next5
Can’t find it? What next?

  • Look in the basement for…

    • Drain pipes, 3” or 4”

    • Dampness

    • Odor

    • How many systems?

    • Other things….


Can t find it what next6
Can’t find it? What next?

  • Look in the basement for…

    • Other things

      • Broken air ducts

      • Water leaks

      • Dead animals (live animals)

      • Missing kids


Now that we know the area
Now that we know the area…

  • Lets take a closer look outside

    • Gas lines, lights, grills

    • Power, over and under

    • Water

    • Phone, over and under

    • Cable, over and under

    • Satellite

    • Lawn sprinkler

    • Power supply to out building


Now that we know the area1
Now that we know the area…

  • Lets take a closer look outside

    • Look for meters

    • Junction boxes

    • Wires on the outside of the house


Danger danger or at least trouble
Danger, danger,or at least trouble


Danger danger or at least trouble1
Danger, danger,or at least trouble

  • What if you think there is an underground utility?


Danger danger or at least trouble2
Danger, danger,or at least trouble

  • What if you think there is an underground utility?

    Call before you dig!

    1-800-292-8525


Lids and where to dig
Lids and where to dig

  • What can the age of a home tell us about the lids?


Lids and where to dig1
Lids and where to dig

  • What can the age of a home tell us about the lids?

    • Size


Lids and where to dig2
Lids and where to dig

  • What can the age of a home tell us about the lids?

    • Size

    • Number of lids


Lids and where to dig3
Lids and where to dig

  • What can the age of a home tell us about the lids?

    • Size

    • Number of lids

    • Plugs or not. That is the question!


Lids and where to dig4
Lids and where to dig

  • What can the age of a home tell us about the lids?

    • Size

    • Number of lids

    • Plugs or not. That is the question!

      What tools do you use?




Tools of the trade2
Tools of the trade…

  • Probe

  • Can’t hook


Tools of the trade3
Tools of the trade…

  • Probe

  • Can’t hook

  • Pry bar


Tools of the trade4
Tools of the trade…

  • Probe

  • Can’t hook

  • Pry bar

  • Shovel


Tools of the trade5
Tools of the trade…

  • Probe

  • Can’t hook

  • Pry bar

  • Shovel

  • Electronic locators


When you pop the top
When you pop the top

  • What’s the first thing you notice?

    • Water level

      • Too high

      • Too low

      • Just right


Question time
“Question time”

  • Does a high water level in the tank always mean there is trouble in the house?


Well i never had a problem until you dug it up
“well I never had a problem until you dug it up”

My plumber said,

“It must be the tank”


Flooded
FLOODED!!!

  • When you start to dig you get water, at or near the top of the tank.


Flooded1
FLOODED!!!

  • What does it mean?


Flooded2
FLOODED!!!

  • What does it mean?

  • What about dark,

    black soil




Water level too low
Water level too low…

Pass or fail?



How do we clean a tank properly1
How do we clean a tank properly?

  • Back washing

  • Crust buster

  • Garden hose and a rake

  • Mud hog


How do you clean out your hoses
How do you clean out your hoses?

  • Garden hose

  • 5 gallon bucket






Now the tank is clean what next1
Now the tank is clean,what next…

  • Checking the inlet

    • Listen


Now the tank is clean what next2
Now the tank is clean,what next…

  • Checking the inlet

    • Listen

    • Water noise


Now the tank is clean what next3
Now the tank is clean,what next…

  • Checking the inlet

    • Listen

    • Water noise

    • If in doubt flush paper


What s left
What’s left?

  • Other lids Weak/sagging


What s left1
What’s left?

  • Other lids Weak/sagging

  • Outlet Tee Missing/aging


What s left2
What’s left?

  • Other lids Weak/sagging

  • Outlet Tee Missing/aging

  • Baffle wall Missing/broken


What s left3
What’s left?

  • Other lids Weak/sagging

  • Outlet Tee Missing/aging

  • Baffle wall Missing/broken

  • Side walls

    and floor Cracks/holes



More questions
More questions…

  • What about filters?

  • What can I put in my tank?

  • If it ain’t broke don’t fix it!


More questions1
More questions…

How do you answer them?


More stuff
More stuff…

  • Pumper magazine

  • New tools, and gadgets

  • Disposal issues


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