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Commercial Catch Basins

Commercial catch basins are an integral part of environmental protection. Properly cleaning and maintaining storm water structures helps communities prevent flooding and other adverse water-related incidents. It’s up to city staff and property owners to ensure that they keep catch basins clear of debris and minimize contamination risks. Catch basins are generally found along curbs […]

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Interesting Plumbing Facts You Never Knew

Great plumbing and the technology of the sewer system is something that is often taken for granted, but has a rich and fascinating history full of interesting plumbing facts you never knew. We all know that skilled plumbers and drain cleaners are vital to keeping homes and businesses running smoothly today, but do you know […]

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An Inside Look at Storm Drains

Storm drains are infrastructure components found in curbsides or parking lots that collect rainwater runoff to prevent the flooding of streets and commercial and residential properties. Once the drain collects the watershed, it moves the water through a system of underground piping, culverts, and drainage ditches into local waterways. The critical function that storm drains […]

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Caring for Your Septic System

If something goes wrong with the septic system in your business, it can be a major expense to replace it. Because of this, proper maintenance is a necessity to protect your septic system from damage. If you take the correct steps to care for your septic system before problems arise, the septic tank will last […]

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The Commercial Business of Grease Traps

Grease traps (also known as grease interceptors, grease converters, and grease recovery devices) are strategically placed traps in drains and waste pipes that hold fats, oils, and greases (known as FOG). Engineers design grease traps to prevent FOG from entering sewer systems, where these substances can cause serious plumbing clogs, sewer backups, and overflows. It’s […]

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Our Mack Midnight Blue is Pumper Magazine’s Classy Truck of the Month!

Our 2017 Mack Midnight Blue GU713 was recently selected by Pumper Magazine as it’s Classy Truck of the Month for February 2019. To read more about our truck, please click here.

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Veteran Pumper Dick Mottolo Watches an Industry Mature and Grow

A Massachusetts family combines old-fashioned service with 21st century technologies to create a promising future in the wastewater industry. Dick Mottolo has been in the septic business since 1972, and in the ‘80s was a featured contractor in an early issue of the fledgling Pumper magazine. Since then his business has grown, service offerings have […]

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Industry Vet Notes Vacuum Truck Improvements

Little changes make a huge difference in efficiency for Massachusetts pumper Dick Mottolo has seen a lot of changes to vacuum trucks over the 43 years he’s been in business with his company Service Pumping & Drain Co., Inc.™ in North Reading, Massachusetts. But he says it’s sometimes the small innovations that can have the biggest impact: […]

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Will the Wastewater Gender Gap Become a Thing of the Past?

The Women in Wastewater Roundtable helps women feel more comfortable in the industry. “I want to talk to the man in charge.” Even in the 21st century, that’s a request many wastewater companies still get when they answer the phone. And, of course, in this day and age, the “man in charge” might actually be […]

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This Pumper Never Misses a WWETT Show

Staying on top of changes in the industry keeps Dick Mottolo coming back year after year. The Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport (WWETT) Show didn’t exist in 1972 when Dick Mottolo got started in the business with his company Service Pumping & Drain Co., Inc.™ in North Reading, Massachusetts. But when that first then Pumper […]

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