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By now, I am sure you read this blog simply for the vast amount of strange information I provide each week.  And why wouldn’t you?  Aren’t humans drawn to crazy things they just can’t believe?  Isn’t this why reality TV is such a hit?  We can’t seem to take our eyes off a train-wreck…and this blog is no different.  Total train wreck.


So today, I continue with your newest train wreck information…


This last week the hubs and I attended the National WasteWater Expo (WWETT for short – Water and Wastewater Equipment, Trade and Technology)  in Indianapolis.  (I can’t make this stuff up people…) You read correctly…there is a NATIONAL convention for people in the septic industry.  I met pumpers from Massachusetts, Texas, Washington, Arizona, even Venezuela.  All of them in the septic industry in some way, shape or form.  My husband and I both took classes because, alas, we must keep up our continuing education hours!  Yeup, we have licenses to uphold and need classes to make sure we stay current.


Along with the classes, there is a kick-butt (literally…) trade show.  Just like in any industry, it takes the right tools to do the job efficiently.  And technology has GREATLY improved what kind of tools a septic man can use on the job.  I personally love the sewer robots.  Little remote controlled cameras Mr. Joe Septic can stick down a pipe and see with amazing clarity problems that may exist within the line.  They come in all shapes and sizes (and of course, prices..) but in my opinion they are some of the coolest things you’ve ever seen!

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Sewer robot #1


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Sewer robot #2


Obviously, there are also other tools that aid in helping us get the job done that though not as expensive or interesting, still help and are necessary.  However, for your train-wreck-time with me today, I would hate to disappoint so I’ll stick with the crazy stuff.


Now I don’t know about your state fairs as a kid, but I remember being forced to use a port-a-potty.  You know what I’m talking about?  Those blue, rubber-maid, hold-your-breath-while-you-pee, dungeons of disaster port-a-potties.  Unfortunately, despite their bad reputation, they were and are still a necessary evil for those outdoor events or places.  Over time, though, they have evolved.  They aren’t QUITE as awful as they used to be – I know, I just used one this last football season.  They have improved.  However, at the trade show they not only sell and exhibit what you normally think of when you hear the word “port-a-potty” but they also have some newly evolved trailer port-a-potties that will blow your socks off!!

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Port-a-potties of yesteryear…

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New and improved port-a-potty trailer

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Inside new and improved port-a-potty trailer

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yet another view of the inside of a port-a-potty trailer

Port-a-potties now!

Did you notice there is a TV and electric fireplace in this one?  I’m not sure I would return to my event if I entered this port-a-potty!  Might just hang out the rest of the night.


There were several others trailer potties similar to this one and all were beautiful inside.  I can’t tell you how many I looked at inside.  At one particular booth, I even talked to the interior designer!  Yes, there are big time companies who hire interior designers to make these potties gorgeous inside!! Amazing right? (Bet this is the best “train-wreck” you’ve ever read about, huh?)


Well that’s about it for this week.  I’m afraid I’m going to have to leave you with national septic convention, sewer robots, and plush port-a-potties for this time. Anymore information from me just might make your head explode.


Until next week!