Municipal Disposal Done Right
Aug 02, 2016
Dean Trevaskis pumps and hauls commercial greasetrap, residential septic, portable toilet and wine lees near the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Northern California.
In 1999, with several disposal sites closing or raising their discharge fees, Trevaskis opened a private processing plant to dewater over 3.5 million gallons of sludge a year. The plant turns a profit, and Trevaskis sees a lot of potential for growth and may one day move away from pumping and concentrate solely on the processing business.
Trevaskis was excited to share what he's learned by hosting an open house this past October (2011) in conjunction with a wastewater sysmposium held by COWA and NAWT. Sierra Septic showcased their 12-year-old ALAR system consisting of a Rotary Auger Strainer, Super Sack Unloading System and Auto-Vac AV690 Rotary Vacuum Drum Precoat Filter.