Tips For Maintaining Dewatering Equipment

by | Oct 11, 2018 | Waste Management

When choosing dewatering equipment from top companies, there is very little routine maintenance required on the system. Typically, regular maintenance on the pump is all that is required. However, there are some essential considerations in choosing a location for the system as well as in ensuring the system is always in top condition.


Depending on where your business is located, there may be specific zoning regulations as to where the dewatering equipment can be located. Ensuring the equipment is positioned to meet all requirements is critical to avoid the extra cost and time in having to move the system once it has been installed.

The location should also consider where the effluent water is to flow after the dewatering process. As this water should meet all requirements to enter into a municipal water system, having a way to drain the tank and move the water is important.


As with any processed-based type of equipment, choosing the right size of the dewatering unit is important. When the unit is smaller than required, there is less efficiency and more frequent removal of biosolids, which will result in additional costs to the business.

By choosing the correct size of dewatering equipment, there is less wear and tear on the pumps as well as the system as a whole. Increasing the size can potentially allow for income generation if the business chooses to handle other company’s biosolids dewatering needs.

Professional Startup

Some companies deliver the biosolids dewatering system and equipment, and it is up to the maintenance crew at the business to set it up and test the system. Ideally, look for a company that provides a representative to direct the system installation and then to provides the training required to ensure the right people at the company understand how to operate the dewatering system.

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