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USSI was established in 1999 with the express purpose of eliminating rainwater inflow into the wastewater collection systems. Over the years we have developed the AIIM program which provides unique products, procedures and systems.
When rainwater is prevented from entering the front end of the collection system, the AIIM program reduces overflows and spillages by increasing sewer capacity. The AIIM program is not only effective in preventing “Inflow” but it is also cost effective.
Our AIIM Program was specifically developed to positively impact the environment, reduce unnecessary water treatment costs to utilities, and to proactively assist our clients in complying with the many new Wastewater Management and Maintenance mandates being required by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The AIIM Program begins with smoke testing of the sewer system. We facilitate the utility/emergency staff, and public door hanger notifications. We locate defects in lateral clean-out lines and provide online reporting within 3 days. Our crews average 30,000 ft of smoke testing per day.
The LDL™ Clean-out Plug kit can be installed in minutes. It is specifically designed to prevent storm water and debris from entering the collection system. The kit installs to the existing vertical piping. LDL plugs are available for sale to utilities and contractors.
USSI will begin by sandblasting the frame and chimney. Elastaseal® is applied which provides a tough high build 4,800 psi tensile strength. The Elastaseal® protective coating is chemical and corrosion resistant.
The Inflow Defender® is made right here in Florida. It has a watertight gasket and stainless steel hardware for longevity. We inspect the manhole with a 49 point survey, ensuring the proper fit of an Inflow Defender®. Our trained crews inspect an average of 50-90 manholes per day.
Night time monitoring is intended to target the location of infiltrations in the piping system. Typically the best time for such an analysis occurs from 1am to 5am when consumer water usage is low. Our technicians monitor the flow and determine where infiltration is occurring.
Time is important, that is why USSI provides online reporting within 3 days. Reports are provided in CSV, PDF, KML, SLX and SHP formats for easy uploads to Utility GIS systems. When it comes to basin smoke testing, manhole inspections and LDL Plugs, USSI’s reports are accurate and timely.
The Valve Exercising Program is to exercise main line valves throughout the distribution system to assure reliable operation and maintain water quality. Each valve is operated through a full cycle and returned to its normal position. USSI provides a report for each valve exercised which includes GPS and a digital imagery showing the area around the valve. USSI performs Valve Exercising for both Water and Wastewater Valves. An exercised valve ensures that when an emergency happens, such as a main line break on the water or wastewater side, that the utility can shut the valve down quickly and safely. USSI’s program follows recommendations valves be exercised every two years.
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