Inside the November 2009 Issue of Pumper

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Rapid Response
An emphasis on employee training, on-call troubleshooters and a live person answering the telephone build a great customer service reputation for Olson’s Sewer Service Inc.
Classy Truck of November
This month we feature J.W. Field Septic Services
A Pumper's Outdoor Paradise
Joe Hall moved to Michigan’s scenic northwoods 26 years ago so he could fish and hunt more often. But business is so good he finds little time to do either.
Maintenance = Profits and Customer Goodwill One-on-One Time
Taking time for individual meetings with employees can strengthen your business
Unemployment Rules
Know your rights and the rights of your former employee before fighting a claim for unemployment benefits
Extending a Hand
Presenters at the NAWT Waste Treatment Symposium answer dewatering questions and offer business ideas worth their weight in gold
Offensive Odors at the RV Park
A pumper who serves a campground thinks the group treatment system is dead or dying. What should he do?
Class is in Session
Careful customer education is a time-consuming task, but pumpers say it pays off in better-planned septic system maintenance
The Fixer
Zaring Septic’s Dave Ritchie takes pride in the septic detective work he and his crew provide for customers in Kentucky
Septic System 101
A New Hampshire video is designed to teach homeowners the nuts and bolts of their onsite systems. Pumpers everywhere can use this informative tool to aid in system maintenance.
A County in Washington State Rules Homeowners Can Service and Inspect their Septic Systems The Deep Freeze
While it’s true that warmer septage will break down more efficiently, winter freezing is the bigger issue for onsite systems in northern regions
Tank & Drainfield Additives
Bacterial, chemical products are designed to restore flow and maintain healthy septic systems
Wells Cargo Comfort Elite Platinum Edition Industry News - November 2009
Bio-Microbics Receives Exporter of the Year Award; National Vacuum Equipment Opens Arkansas Distribution Center; Chemcorp Names Bamberg Executive VP; Walex Receives Export Achievement Award; Smith’s Septic Wins Pik Rite Show and Shine