Showing Their Skills

NAWT Shoot-Out at the Pumper & Cleaner Expo lets technicians compete in tests of essential work skills
Showing Their Skills
Professionals raced to see who could install an SJE-Rhombus septic tank alarm fastest. The winner received $100 from COLE Publishing and four passes to the 2013 Pumper & Cleaner Expo.

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The National Association of Wastewater Transporters Shoot-Out at the 2012 Pumper and Cleaner Expo Feb. 27-March 1 in Indianapolis featured attendees competing for prizes in four timed events. Here is a summary:

Vacuum Truck Hose Set-Up, sponsored by Progress Tank, Kuriyama of America, and Fergus Power Products, consisted of connecting two 30-foot-long, 4-inch Tiger Green hoses onto the Progress Tank and racing the end of the second hose into a riser. Tiger Green hoses went to the winner, Chris Hartman, with a time of 21 seconds. Kuriyama of America donated two more Tiger Green hoses and a 10-foot Tiger Green drop hose that were sold with proceeds going to NAWT.

Vacuum Pump Vane Replacement, sponsored by Fruitland Tool & Mfg., consisted of changing out pump vanes. A Fruitland RCF 500 Pump worth $5,200 went to winner Larry Ward II, of Hillbilly Pumping & Hauling, Joplin, Mo.

Portable Restroom Race, sponsored by PolyPortables and Allied Forward Motion, involved pushing a portable restroom through a course and using a Mini Metro Mover to pull it back to a designated mark. The PolyPortables restroom and Mini Metro Mover went to winner, Dave Kibbe of Complete Septic Service of Belcherton, Mass.

Tank Alarm Installation, sponsored by SJE-Rhombus and COLE Publishing, involved installing an SJE-Rhombus septic tank alarm. COLE Publishing awarded $100 and four 2013 Pumper & Cleaner Expo passes to winner John Hignett, of Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Cordova, Md.

NAWT also hosted training and certification Inspector and Operation and Maintenance courses and a Vacuum Truck Technician course.


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