Gravity vs. Vacuum

Maintenance needs vary between sewer lines but both have their advantages
Gravity vs. Vacuum
Collections technicians perform maintenance at a vacuum station. (Photos courtesy of Bay County Utility Services)

Gravity and vacuum sewer systems both aim to achieve the same goals; they just use different methods to transport wastewater. How do maintenance requirements compare for the two systems?

“They each have their advantages,” says Larry Moyer, wastewater superintendent with Bay County...

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