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Fatbergs Are No Match for the SL-RAT

We’re taking a trip to New Zealand today to focus on a problem at Lake Taupo, the largest lake in the country. For more than a year, the lake was dealing with a major problem involving the presence of fatberg, a congealed mass in a sewer system that sometimes forms when non-biodegradable solid matter like wet wipes, congealed grease or cooking fat is sent down a drain or toilet. The fatberg resulted in a sewage spill which necessitated the closing of Lake Taupo.

To tackle the fatberg situation, the Taupo District Council turned to InfoSense’s Sewer Line Rapid Assessment Tool (SL-RAT). Using its combination of a sender and receiver unit, workers are able to determine whether any pipes have blockage that needs to be cleared. The tool can be set up in under five minutes and its simple score system makes it easy to figure out how much blockage a pipe may have without getting too technical. Specific sewer line data can be easily organized thanks to the SL-RAT’s built-in GPS.

Thanks in part to the SL-RAT, Taupo District Council is already close to halfway done with cleaning out blockages.

The Avanti Company was founded in 1977 by Paul and Justine Devlin and is headquartered in Avon Park, FL. We provide water meters, metering systems, AMI support, on-site flow meter testing, sewer flow monitoring, inspection and assessment services for the water, wastewater, agricultural, petroleum and industrial marketplaces. Avanti represents products from McCrometer, Itron, Hach Flow, Honeywell/Elster, 64 seconds, Infosense, Nicor, Liquid Controls, and others. Please visit our website at www.avanticompany.com, email us at info@avanticompany.com or call us at 863-453-5336 for assistance with all of your flow meter and metering system needs

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