Making the choice to use dewatering systems on-site is a cost-effective solution for many types of processing and production companies. With the option to consider a dewatering solution, the company can dramatically reduce the cost of disposal of wastewater by treating the water to meet municipal standards. The treated water can be drained into the sewer system or along the ground, with only the solids remaining for disposal.
While a dewatering system is a great option for businesses, it is critical to take the time and ensure all requirements for the system, including specific industry considerations, are completed before delivery.
Know the Capacity Required
Most dewatering containers are roll-off containers, and they come in a 15 cubic foot and 30 cubic foot size. This is the capacity of the container to hold the solids, not including the filter material required for removing material from the wastewater.
With a level of 1.5 to 2% solids in the wastewater, a 15 cubic foot container can dewater between ten and twelve thousand gallons of liquid waste, and a 30 cubic foot container can dewater about twenty-two to twenty-five thousand gallons.
In choosing a capacity for dewatering containers, keep in mind that it is also possible to process wastewater for surrounding businesses, and this can be an effective way to offset the cost of solid disposal.
Local municipalities may have requirements as to the placement of dewatering containers. These regulations often involve access to the sewer system as well as location to any surrounding residential neighborhoods.
In any location, consider the ease of access for the pickup and delivery of the containers by the disposal service. This is also true if you are investing in your own roll-off truck, as easy access helps to reduce the risk of damage to the container and also to make it a simple, effective operation.
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