The city of Madison, WI – a Bruce Equipment customer – was recently featured in Trenchless Technology and on their website. The article focuses on the city’s use of combination sewer cleaners to maintain their sewer system of about 700 miles of sewer pipe.
The city began using combination sewer cleaners in the 1980s, at the time having only one unit in their fleet. Today – they have a fleet of nine Vactor 2100 Plus units, as well as one Vactor Ramjet.
The increase in quality sewer cleaners utilized, along with their preventative maintenance approach, has led to measurable results. The city responds to far less sewer backups (from hundreds in the late 1990s to only 17 in the last two years).