Jetting and Jet/Vac
We’re your high-country provider for jetting and vacuum-pumping. Our trailer-mounted jetter cleans with reach and versatility that others can’t match.
As a mountain-based pumping and jetting service, our high-pressure jetters and combination jet/vac trucks are designed to work in freezing weather and challenging locations. We are ready to meet your maintenance and emergency needs year-around.
Our compact and rugged equipment can work in locations with difficult access, such as parking garages, mines, ski slopes, landscaped or environmentally sensitive off-road areas. With up to 1,000 feet of hose, we can clear lines that are out of reach for other companies.
Industrial & Municipal Applications
- Collection and Service Lines
- Valve Boxes
- Catch basins
- Storm Drains & Vaults
- Sand Traps
- Lift Stations / Ejector Pits
- Tanks and Basins
- Holding and Polishing Ponds
- Process Piping
- Potholing for utilities
- Floor Drains
- Floor Sinks
- Sewer Lines
- Grease Interceptors
- Grease Trap inlet/outlets
- Sand Traps
- Lift Stations
- Parking Garage Drains
- Roof Drains
- Storm Drains
We also provide high-pressure cleaning of sewer main lines for residential customers. Please see Pipe and Drain for more information.
The right equipment makes all the difference in cleaning your line.
Clearwater can completely remove clogs, sand and gravel from lines up to 36 inches in diameter.
We have multiple jetters, delivering up to 6,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Since the right nozzle or tip is critical, we carry a wide array of nozzles designed for different pipe sizes, sediments and cleaning actions. Additionally, with 1,000 feet of available hose, we can reach almost anything. Most importantly, we have the expertise to choose the right nozzle and pressure for cleaning that is efficient and effective.
Clearwater uses high-resolution sewer cameras to verify that the pipes are clean. If we’re there in response to a clogged line, we can use camera inspection to find the underlying cause and suggest long-term remedies.
Because we use high-pressure, low-volume jetters, we get a lot of work done without the need to haul or remove excess water. Depending on your needs, we can tender our own water or use recycled water from the dewatering process. We also power-wash interceptors and vessels.
Combination jetting and vacuum pumping to remove sediments and sludge.
A build-up of minerals or sediments can clog pipes, reduce the capacity of tanks or interceptors and damage lift station pumps. In many cases, jetting is not enough to clean a larger pipe or vessel. If there is an accumulation of debris, we can vac up the material that the jetter breaks loose, and remove it from the pipe or vessel.
Clearwater has several jet/vac trucks for removing soil, sand, grease, heavy grit and sludge. Our compact, yet powerful units are ideal for hydro-excavating in addition to cleaning all types of vessels and lines. Because they are equipped with radio remote controls, our trucks can be safely and efficiently operated by one person, which reduces the cost for you.
Parking garages and tight quarters are not a problem.
Our Junior Jet/Vac was custom-made to provide jetting and hi-vac pumping in small spaces. At just 6 ft. 6 inches tall, it can fit into any parking garage. On its own, this mighty little truck can clean small traps, troughs and lift stations. On larger jobs we use this unit to jet and vac, and then shuttle 300-gallon loads to a big truck outside. Our powerful trailer jetter, with 1,000 feet of hose, can be added for cleaning sewer lines and vessels in the farthest corners of your facility.
Service provided for off-road and remote job sites.
Most jetters and jet/vac units are large and cumbersome. As a high-country service provider, Clearwater specializes in versatile and nimble equipment that can be used almost anywhere. Our trailer jetter can be pulled by our 4-wheel drive truck, or by your snow cat, to service lines that are inaccessible to normal jetters. On-site, the jetter’s access is extended by 1,000 feet of hose and 6,000 psi.
As far as we know, we have the area’s only combination hi-vac / jetter to be mounted on a 4x4 dually. This truck has the clearance to go over rough roads, snow and landscaping. It is ideal for:
- Cleaning water plant intakes from streams
- Servicing irrigation pits
- Pumping and cleaning remote vaults
- Pot-holing for utilities
- Cleaning up spills on easements
We don’t stop when the temperatures drop.
Clearwater is available for your emergency or maintenance needs even in freezing weather. Our jetters and jet/vac trucks are kept fully winterized and ready-to-go in our heated shop. All of our jet/vac trucks have on-board boilers to keep them operational in cold weather.
It’s not just our equipment that is hardy. Clearwater technicians are accustomed to winter driving and working at high-altitude.
Our dewatering jet/ vac trucks vanquish liquid waste
If you have a tank or large interceptor that needs pumping and cleaning, nothing can compare to our jet/vac trucks with on-board sludge dewatering. These unique trucks process the waste on-site, which creates clear water for the attached 1500 psi jetter. Using the plentiful recycled water, we slurry the sludge and grit until it is thin enough to vac out. The vessel is then power-washed and pumped until clean. All of this is done without using your fresh water, or adding to the total volume. Only the solids need to be disposed of, which minimizes your hauling and disposal costs. Read more about our portable sludge dewatering .
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