Lake Ossiach’s water board uses an Econic 2635 to keep its sewage network clear.
Be pro-active, not reactive – this is the maxim according to which Lake Ossiach’s water board (WVO) maintain the sewage network in their catchment area. And one of the main players assisting their team in this task is an Econic 2635.
Hundreds of kilometres to keep in shape.
The average Austrian uses 130 litres of water per day – the majority of which flows directly down the drain, for example when showering or doing the washing up. Only an average of around 3 litres per head are used each day for cooking or drinking. Once it goes down the plughole, water used in the bathroom or kitchen begins its journey into a system which remains hidden from view for the vast majority of us. And the same is also true of the extreme amounts of spent water that produced on a daily basis. It should therefore come as no surprise that just the underground network which WVO maintains in Carinthia (Austria) covers a total distance of 840 km.
"Over an area of 300 m2, we process the waste water of 45,000 people," explains WVO employee Markus Londer. In order for this to take place as smoothly as possible, the sewers and pipes need to be cleaned at regular intervals. After the morning briefing, Markus Londer drives his Econic 2635 to the site of today's operations and parks near the manhole cover. His especially environmentally friendly vehicle is equipped to Euro VI standard, has three axles, of which one is driven, and a permissible gross vehicle weight of 27 t. The chassis was supplied by Pappas Group before Dietmar Kaiser in Liechtenstein installed the sewer cleaning system comprising a 1090-litre water tank, a 7430-litre waste water tank, a high-pressure pump and a vacuum pump.