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Pumpers in Marietta, Ohio, this week tested a portable septage receiving station, saying a filtering system of some kind would allow a municipal plant broaden its waste stream. The trailer-mounted unit, manufactured by Lakeside Equipment Co., filters out inorganic materials found in septage waste, including rags, grit and other debris.

“We want to get the haulers' opinions on how this system could be made more user-friendly for them as we consider installing a septage system as part of our current wastewater treatment plant upgrade,” Joe Tucker, Marietta’s city engineer told the Parkersburg News and Sentinel, which reported on the demonstration.

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Would a demonstration like this one help convince one of your local treatment facilities to handle septage? Adding to the number of treatment plants willing to accept septic waste promotes competition for disposal, which, in turn, can lower your dumping costs. And when dumping expenses go down or level off, you can increase your profitability per job or pass savings on to your customers.

Share your disposal story right here. Tell us what you pay per gallon to offload septage and explain the cost trend in recent years. I am surprised to hear the wide range of disposal costs pumpers faces, depending on their location and whether they are allowed to land-apply their loads.

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