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Culvert Cleaning: Prevention over cure every time!

We’ve completed some preventative work on the M25 today. Megatron has been showing its power.

The issue was an almost blocked culvert between two large balancing ponds that went under the M25. The culvert was full of multiple kinds of waste.  It must have created a stench as well as endangering the M25 with potential flooding. With access away from the hard shoulder, our vehicles were able to park safely and our engineers, in full PPE, were able to tackle the job directly.

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Clean Culvert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our engineers who were wearing chest waders and full PPE set to work. Firstly, the engineers set up sandbags to absorb the excess silt leaving the pipe on one side. They removed the grate, clearing away the larger rubbish, the plastic gloves, crisp packets etc.

Once the Culvert was clear enough, we could bring in the jetting and vacuuming equipment. Then our powerful tankers got to work!  Our Megatron super vacuum tanker handled this job adeptly. One of our 4000 litre tankers supplied the water.

 

Megatron and friend

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The epic jetting and vacuuming happened:

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The pressure was incredible! It’s easy to look at jetting and expect it to be that impressive. That this power comes from two tankers working together to provide sufficient water flow and pressure is a remarkable feat of engineering.

Once completed, our CCTV Survey operators send in the remote control camera to check for any remaining blockages and any damage that the culvert may have. Once we have established that all is well; our tankers return the waste to our site for full disposal.

The waste will be disposed of on our site. The waste disposal unit at Hydro Cleansing recycles up to 99% of the waste we take in. It is sieved and pressed and sieved and pressed until the waste is so fully compacted that it can safely be sent to landfill.

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We came, we saw, we jetted, we checked, we documented!

It’s a thorough and powerful job from Hydro Cleansing. If you have a similar issue, give us a call.

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Our engineers do work shifts but Hydro Cleansing and our spectacular tankers are always working.

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