Benefits of Installing a Custom, Automated Septage Receiving Station
Septage receiving stations allow municipalities to intelligently manage trucked liquid waste streams entering their treatment infrastructure while earning revenue from disposal fees.
But no two septage receiving stations are exactly alike.
Each station serves a unique client base and accepts a distinct blend of trucked liquid waste streams.
For example, some stations receive septage from sources that traditionally contain high concentrations of fat, oil, and grease (FOG). In contrast, others receive septage that requires careful pH monitoring to avoid potential damage to downstream equipment.
Municipalities should consider selecting and installing a custom automated septage receiving station designed to meet their specific needs without requiring excessive maintenance and upkeep.
By customizing the features included with new wastewater receiving stations and employing system automation wherever feasible, station owners can ensure that their newly installed septage receiving units can function properly under the unique set of conditions they will face.
Here are just a few examples of benefits associated with the incorporation of custom, automated features into wastewater receiving stations:
- The use of automated billing systems can allow for accurate measurement of septage quantities and documentation of specific water quality constituents, such as pH, conductivity, or other parameters of concern.
- Installation of treatment processes for the collection of rocks and grit in solids-laden wastewater can protect downstream system components. In contrast,the use of automated flushing for the maintenance of these processes can significantly reduce maintenance requirements.
- Automated heating/cooling systems designed for specific climactic conditions can provide maintenance of suitable station temperatures for receipt of waste year-round.
Considering site-specific operational requirements is essential when selecting and installing a new septage receiving station.
Choosing the right septage receiving station design and automation setup can help increase revenues and reduce operational costs.
To learn more about septage receiving station design, automation, and customization, contact the experienced staff at Flowpoint today.
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I have been in the bulk water dispensing station controls and septage receiving station controls world for over 20 years. Together with the team at Flowpoint, we have helped over 700 communities in North America implement our turn-key solutions, cloud-based software, and controls to help them better manage their bulk water dispensing and septage receiving processes.