As of the end of July our current Christchurch operations manager Glenn Byrne is moving to a more hands-on role in the team. He'll be attending to some key areas within the business that we feel need a constant focus on quality control and safety to ensure we remain market leaders in these areas. As a result of this change we welcome DJ Glenn to the team from July 8. DJ comes from within the industry, so he knows one end of a vacuum truck from the other, and he has plenty of management
This month our Christchurch trucks got as close to Antarctica as they are ever likely to get! HydroVac was recently called in to unblock a drain in the penguin quarantine area of the International Antarctic Centre. Christchurch managing director Matthew Punter had visions of the Bluebird ads, with a penguin in overalls holding onto the flushing hose, but alas, the penguins were in another area while the team worked. A "cool" job in every sense of the word!
Our Hydrovac team is like a big family and we often hold events for our employees, but it's also important for us to give back to those actual families who support us - the husbands, wives, partners and kids of our employees. So each year we book out a movie theatre and invite our team and their families to enjoy a night out. Last night we enjoyed ice cream, lollies and a drink as we watched Aladdin on the big screen - thanks to those who joined us!
A centre pivot irrigator at a private farm near Horrellville in Canterbury malfunctioned last week, requiring an extremely urgent response from our vacuuming specialists at HydroVac. The malfunction caused an effluent spill into the irrigation and stock water race, causing possible contamination to water supplies. To mitigate the amount of contamination, HydroVac was called in for emergency response. Our skilled team spent two days vacuuming effluent from the irrigation pond and
As well as cleaning your filter on a monthly basis, here are some other tips to looking after your septic system: Do not use bleaches or chlorine (e.g. Napisan, Janola)These products are designed to kill bugs and will kill off the bacteria in the tank, causing smells and blocked filters. Do not put fats or oils down drainsThese may block the tank filters and kill the bacteria in the tank. Do not put tea leaves or coffee grounds down drainsThese may block the filters in the
For the past few years, HydroVac's South Island team have been working with the Christchurch Northern Corridor Alliance (CNC) on the build of the Transport Agency's Northern Arterial - a new section of State Highway 74. The CNC is the first alliance contract of this size in the South Island. It is an alliance between the NZ Transport Agency, Christchurch City Council, Fulton Hogan, Aurecon and Jacobs. Hydrovac have been providing hydo- and air-excavation services to locate services along