In 2007, "flushable" wipes came on the market. As the wipes increased in popularity and sales increased, the problem at the pumps increased as well. Unlike toilet paper, wet wipes fail to disintegrate. These wipes are not breaking up in the sewer systems the way ordinary toilet paper does. After the wipes are flushed, they tend to bind and clump together, creating huge balls which get tangled in the pumping equipment.
Challenges and Solutions
Sewerage authorities and wastewater treatment facilities continue to be challenged by the increasing volume of sanitary wipes. These wipes cause time-consuming bottlenecks, clogging the pumps, causing them to break down and redirect stagnant wastewater back toward houses. The severity of this problem has led to nationwide media attention.
Some municipalities report accumulating anywhere between $400,000 up to $18 million in related to costs to the district. The TASKMASTER TM8500® grinder solves this major problem for countless municipalities, lowering downtime and costs.
The TASKMASTER TM8500 grinder has the advantage of Cutter Cartridge® technology for superior performance. The Cutter Cartridge combines 6 cutters and 6 spacers into rugged one-piece elements, greatly reducing individual cutter parts and increasing unit strength and reliability.
As a specialist in the size reduction and wastewater industry for over 50 years, we can offer you a custom solution. Our grinders are designed with treatment works in mind and can handle most of the difficult waste including "flushable" wipes.
Our Wipes grinders are available in both pipeline and channel configurations. They can be installed with guide rails for easy removal from a manhole as well submersible motors.