Inside the April 2011 Issue of Pumper

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New or Pre-Owned? New or Pre-Owned?
The owners of West Virginia’s Potomac Portable Restrooms tried business building both ways — buying an existing company and starting from scratch. Now they can reflect on which method works best.
Association News, Calendar, Training & Education
News, Calendar, Training & Education
Industry Veterans Given Their Due Industry Veterans Given Their Due
A pair of wastewater professionals who for many years have worked on behalf of industry causes and advancement were honored by COLE Publishing and the National Association of Wastewater Transporters at the Pumper & Cleaner Environmental Expo International last month in Louisville.
Help With ‘Help Wanted’
Evaluate your needs, take your time and use creative hiring practices to land great employees
Classy Tuck of April Classy Tuck of April
This month we feature Fimple Septic Service
New at the Expo
The 2011 Pumper & Cleaner Environmental Expo showed a wide array of products designed to boost profits for pumping professionals
Industry News - April 2011
Vac-Con Celebrates 25th Anniversary; Gustafson Wins Hapchuk Scholarship; Woodbine Expands Tommy Gate Plant; PressurePro, ITC Partner on Tire Warning System; SSPMA Reports Increase in 2010 Pump Sales; Heil Trailer Celebrates 110th Anniversary
Smooth Out the Speed Bumps
Look for all of the hidden, unnecessary steps you take every day to streamline your workday for optimal profits
Future Land Application Efforts Hinge on Effective Education of Government Officials
Let me tell you a story. In the early 1980s, I was on a steering committee that was trying to decide what to do with the septage produced by escalating rural development. The conclusion was more land application. Then, as now, when people heard that term, they envisioned the contents of their toilet dumped on agricultural fields. The Pennsylvania legislature responded by passing stringent land application regulations.
Do I Need a More Powerful Pump?
A poster wonders about the perfect pump size for a 1,500-gallon waste tank
Cleaning Up Cleaning Up
Personal service and attention to details pay off for Hess Portable Toilets
The State of Portable Sanitation
As the 2011 busy season is about to dawn for restroom contractors, industry veteran Lee Sola shares his views on trends in service and regulation
Maryland Launches Grants for System Upgrades
The Maryland Board of Public Works announced a program to upgrade onsite sewage disposal systems. The $4.17 million in grants will go to counties to upgrade septic systems to remove nitrogen and keep it from getting into the Chesapeake Bay.
A Job With Percs
There is no shortcut for a proper septic system. You need a complete site evaluation for optimal performance.