Municipal Clarifier Cleanout


A small central Texas municipality had a large clarifier that had become disabled and would require significant repairs. The problem was since it became disabled that the solids had settled and they had no way of cleaning it out. The are to be repaired was located at the base and adjacent area of the pivot.


KP utilized a 100 GPM Combination Sewer Cleaner truck to loosen the contents and vacuum the solids for recycling. The clarifier was above ground by about 10' and on the inside was about 15'. KP staged a truck adjacent to the clarifier and hoisted the boom over the edge and dropped in to access the area to be cleaned out. The project took about 6 days to complete. The client was able to make the necessary repairs and was back in service shortly thereafter.