How to Use a Honey Wagon

Getting the most of your honey wagon pump out system will help you maximize your day-to-day productivity. In the video above you will see how to use the honey wagon to pump both into and out of the tank with the same pump. You will also see how easy it is to change the direction of flow when needed.

To review the definition of “what is a honey wagon”; this is a system designed to pump out fluids into a holding tank or a tote. fluids can include septic waste from portable toilets, RV grey and black water, bilge waste and waste oil, waste hydraulic oil, waste vegetable oil (WVO) and more. Honey wagons are sold to campgrounds, government agencies like the military, Dept. of Parks and Recreation, Wastewater treatment facilities, public works agencies, the Department of Transportation (DOT), Marinas, construction companies and all kinds of industrial applications.

 

How to Use a Honey Wagon

How to Use a Honey Wagon

We have often heard customers asking whether or not they could build their own honey wagon. The answer of course is yes, but we strongly suggest you go with a reputable honey wagon manufacturer instead. Obviously, from a sales point of view Wastecorp designs and manufactures them and we are in business to sell them. But aside from that, customers must keep in mind that when you haul hundreds or even thousands of lbs of waste, the proper safety precautions must be taken. For example, there is heavy surge in the tank when breaking, so your trailer should be equipped with electric brakes and government approved lighting kits to safely come to a complete stop. Third, Wastecorp has sold thousands of honey wagons and has the ability to negotiate discounted pricing on all the proper components you need to safely haul your honey wagon. Chances are, you will get a cheaper system from buying your pump out from a honey wagon manufacturer than you can on buying the individual components yourself and paying retail price. Finally, you are spending thousands of dollars one way or the other on your new pump out system. Why not do it properly the first time?

New Condensate Pumps for NYC WWTP Damaged by Sandy

Diaphragm Pump Installation

Diaphragm Pump Installation

If there was any doubt that municipalities are still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane or Super Storm Sandy, a recent project Wastecorp worked on for the Coney Island WWTP dispels that myth. parts of Coney Island Wastewater treatment plant –  located in the Southwestern part of Brooklyn, New York, suffered severe damage during Hurricane Sandy’s fury a few years ago.  The aftermath of such storms is particularly devastating to public wastewater treatment facilities because it can take months and in many cases several years to obtain engineering approvals and funding to repair the damage.

This was just the case for Coney Island’s condensate vacuum pump operations located less than one hundred feet from an inland waterway that flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Salt water destroyed the existing mud hog diaphragm pumps, valve systems and electrical panels causing tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage.

Video showing Mud Sucker Diaphragm Pump Installation at Coney Island WWTP. NYC, DEP

Video showing Mud Sucker Diaphragm Pump Installation at Coney Island WWTP. NYC, DEP

Wastecorp worked with New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection Bureau of Water Pollution Control Plant Operations, local contractor Delphi Plumbing and Heating Inc. and Wastecorp’s area representatives Dave Heiner and Associates To find solutions for the new pumping equipment needed.

 

The DEP specified Mud Sucker Diaphragm Pumps model 2B-EC (professional pump series) With an energy efficient next generation Baldor explosion proof three phase motor to replace the damaged pumps.

The Mud Sucker 2B Series features ball valve technology to manage sewage, slurry, solids and condensate applications. These pumps feature a very simple operating principle, but make no mistake; they are designed to pump the tough stuff. The facility selected a 2” connection but all Mud Sucker 2B Series can be coupled down to 1 ½” connections.   The 2B can pump up to 20 GPM with 20’ of vertical suction lift and up to 50’ of vertical discharge head. These Mud Suckers can pump up to 22 psi of pressure.

Coney Island also installed new control panels to maximize energy efficiency and productivity out of their new Mud Sucker pumps.  While inclimate weather and natural disasters are difficult to predict, it is nice to know that a pump manufacturer with the expertise to help plan a project from initial engineering specs right through the lifecycle is available to WWTP’s of all sizes. Contact Wastecorp for more information at info@wastecorp.com or 1-888-829-2783