Sucking in the Savings

Operators visit each vacuum station daily to check the charts, meters, and gauges. This monitoring equipment allows the operator to easily identify and locate any problem that may occur. Photos: Airvac

The valve pit is easily accessible and designed so operators don't come in contact with raw sewage. No special tools are required, not even rubber gloves.

Sewer stats Two-thirds of Cedar Grove's homes — 3,000 — are on a gravity sewer system and the rest are on a vacuum sewer system, giving public works ample opportunity to compare the performance of the two.

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