Atac Adds To Tanker Fleet To Increase Wastewater Service Offering

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ATAC Solutions has increased its capacity as a UK wastewater treatment specialist by adding a top of the range Jetvac tanker to its burgeoning fleet. Capable of carrying 3,200 gallons of wastewater, it will enhance the company’s customer service provision throughout southern England and London and enable its teams to provide fast response and recovery to its domestic, commercial and blue chip clients.

The Jetvac has been specifically built to ATAC’s specification from stainless steel to guaran-tee its long-term operational effectiveness. Its availability will be particularly vital in southern England as the area is experiencing lower-than-average rainfall, with the unbroken dry spell resulting in hard, unyielding ground – ideal conditions for flooding in the event of a sudden, prolonged downpour.

The Jetvac comprises a function that enables the user to vary the amount of clean water and debris carried in the tank. As well as a superb vacuum facility, the tanker features a powerful jet feature, capable of releasing 153 litres of water per minute at a pressure of 130bar. This makes it ideal for cleaning treatment plant facilities such as sewerage pipes and interceptors.

Adam Colley, ATAC Solutions’ Commercial Director, said: “The commissioning of an addi-tional tanker demonstrates our commitment to optimising our customer service offering. It will enables us to respond even more quickly and effectively to critical situations.”

ATAC Solutions’ tanker fleet collects hazardous and non-hazardous liquid which is potentially harmful to the environment and local community. Its 24-hour emergency maintenance hot-line offers round-the-clock reassurance to a number of assigned independent industrial, commercial and domestic sites throughout Kent, Sussex and London.

ATAC Solutions Gets to the ‘Root’ of the Problem and Saves the Day Again!

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ATAC’s Confined Space Team’s Root Removal: Before and After

Roots and drainage systems do not mix well. The roots tiny feelers can worm their way through little cracks in manhole walls as they explore, searching for sources of water and nutrients. Although we humans would not wish to dine on the matter often found in manholes, the same cannot be said for plant life… they love it. So, when the root’s feelers detect such a banquet, they send an open invite out to all their friends and most of them move in for good.

This phenomenon, in time, can lead to really stubborn blockages in a drainage system and, if it is not caught early enough, can cause some very real and expensive damage. Usually, the first sign of a problem is seen by the drainage system backing up which can lead to nasty smells and untreated waste exiting the top of the manhole, pooling on the surface.

Just a few days ago ATAC Solutions received an emergency call out for exactly this issue at a local tourist attraction. Stephen Peacock, a very experienced engineer, immediately attended the site in a tanker with the aim of addressing the issue and identifying its cause.

Stephen used the tanker to suck out all of the backed up waste from the manhole and saw that a root network had taken hold and sediment had built up around it, creating a stubborn fatty blockage.

In order to regain free flowing drainage, Stephen cleared the run by using a warthog spinning jet which cut though the fatty sediment that was causing the immediate blockage.

Later, ATAC Solutions sent their fully qualified Confined Space entry team to finish the job. They used high pressure water jetting to cut the roots and subsequently extracted them all (image above: Before and After).

The Confined Space team jetted the pipework between the manhole and the treatment plant followed by a CCTV inspection to confirm the clearance was successful.

It is possible to avoid this kind of issue though regular inspection. Catching it early will mean it is a much smaller job to rectify and you will be far less likely to experience your manholes overflowing with untreated waste. Why not save yourself a lot of hassle and get in touch with ATAC Solutions to arrange for an inspection.

The team at ATAC solutions are always happy to provide friendly advice and welcome calls to 01622 882 400 or on the 24 hour emergency hotline on 03333 111 030.