Highlights of WWETT Show 2018By Mahrukh Karimi on Friday, February 23, 2018
Here’s what we loved at WWETT Show 2018!
The WWETT Show is a pumper’s Super Bowl. The Indiana Convention Center, full of pumpers, plumbers and other sewage professionals, offers the latest innovations in plumbing, wastewater, and sewage technologies.
Despite taking place in the Indiana Convention Center, WWETT Show 2018 also carried through to the Lucas Oil Stadium next door. Attendees could meet some of the Colts cheerleaders, throw a football on the same field that made Peyton Manning famous, and check out WWETT Show Live. We did all of the above, and here’s what we loved.
WWETTest Demo: NozzTeq and Vactor
NozzTeq and Vactor started off the WWETT Show in a very fitting way. After all, the WWETT Show wouldn’t be the WWETT Show without getting a little, well, wwett. Vactor showcased its Vactor 850R All Weather Truck Jet alongside NozzTeq smooth-flow nozzles. NozzTeq uses science to engineer nozzles that produce steady, smooth, and powerful jet streams to clean sewers better with less fuel.
Most Unique Show: Vacall
I never thought I would see a man (woman? alien?) in a blue spandex suit co-present a demo on sewage clean up, but such is life at WWETT.
The Vacall Recycler continuously filters sewers through a water recycling system. Virtually no water is needed from the city, making the Vacall Recycler efficient and green. The truck was cool and innovative, but I’m still not sure how I feel about the zany blue man.
Funniest Speaker: Keg
“Keggy,” the yellow-haired and yellow-booted icon of Keg Technolgies, was brought to life by the oldest employee of the South Carolina sewage technology company. He didn’t need a microphone, he affirmed; his booming voice was loud and entertaining enough to captivate the audience.
Keggy showed the audience how the Keg nozzles work within a pipe. He put a piece of wood into the display to show how the nozzle cuts through anything in its way.
Coolest Technology: BlueLight
This demo, put on by Bluelight, was extremely cool to watch. According to the Bluelight website, this is a “LED curing CIPP lining system for laterals and small wastewater-pipes.” Basically, it uses a bright blue light to immediately cure resin pipe liners. This speeds up time on the job in ways sewage pros will greatly appreciate.
Overall, the WWETT Show 2018 was enthralling and inspiring for all those in the waste water and sewage industries. Hardworking plumbers and pumpers build and maintain the backbone of modern civilization. It was wonderful to be able to celebrate and take part in their world. I even learned a little on the way (apparently petrified grease is the worst of all smells!).