"We have a sludge and grease cap that was over three feet thick. So think that you could walk out to the weeks and small tree that were growing in it. We used heavy doses of Sludgebugs (Lagoon Blend) and Greasebugs (Meat & Poultry) for three months, and took that cap down to under six inches!" -Maintenance Operator
"The city had been saving up money for the past 10 years for the eventual cleaning of the 20 year old lagoons. But, closing down one lagoon while it was drained and the sludge removed, and then having the other one done was not a scenario that we really wanted to deal with. Also, the estimated cost to clean out both was over a $250,000. So, we decided to try the Sludgebugs Lagoon Blend 2-year aggressive treatment program, and we're glad we did. *The city's $7,500 investment saved us $250,000!"
-It's worth noting that factoring in the interest earned on the saved $250,000, our Sludgebugs program was virtually free.
"Our four wastewater lagoons were filling up fast after nearly 40 years of service and we were constantly over our limits for TSS and BOD. After we received a $400,000 quote for dredging and hauling over 25 acre-feet of sludge. We decided to go with your Sludgebugs Lagoon Blend quote for a two-year aggressive treatment program at $12,325 per year (3.08% of dredging cost per year). Over those two years we eliminated over 12.5 acre-feet of sludge and our TSS and BOD are now 70% lower. We are planning to continue using Sludgebugs at your maintenance dosage rate."
"Sludgebugs Anaerobic Blend has done wonder for our plant. Until we tried this particular product, I was very skeptical about the addition of bacteria because of the fact that nothing we tried seemed to work."
"We get a ton of grease infiltration in our phosphorus heavy sludge in our low pressure system plant, and using Sludgebugs Megadose Liquid has changed it from a grey / septic sludge to a nice brown color. We've used products from other suppliers in the past, that just didn't work. We're now using a 55ga drum on a slow drip system, and couldn't be happier."
"We've used Sludgebugs Anaerobic Blend for well over 10 years now. It saves us around $7,500 in hauling costs, annually. Our effluent is always within state regulations, and our plant efficiency is spot on target."
"We have used Sludgebugs Lagoon Blend for 13 months. It has eliminated all of the debris pop-ups and the odors that they cause. We are also pleased with the clarity of the water as well as the elimination of much of the sludge."
"We started using Sludgebugs Megadose Liquid to help reduce our loading in our 20-acre pond (with an average daily flow of .425mgd). We had about 13 inches of buildup at that point, with the main culprit being a large milk producing operation that ran 24/7. After 5-1/2 years of feeding .5 gallons per day at the dairy's discharge site, we did a sludge survey. We found an average of only 9 inches in the pond. We actually had gotten rid of 28% of the solids that we started with. Our city council and mayor were very pleased with the results. We have had no odors in years and my 20-acre pond is in great shape.
When the system was built, we expected to have had it dredged by now. Sludgebugs Megadose Liquid has definitely postponed that heavy burden."
"Sludgebugs Megadose Liquid has cured a major odor problem for one of our restaurants with a wastewater treatment plant located next to their outdoor dining area. Last year, they were forced to shut down the patio area during the hot weather. This year they we able to keep it open all summer."
"We had an overwhelming sludge accumulation in our two 10-acre cells, and rather than having it dredged and hauled, we decided to try your Sludgebugs Lagoon Blend 2-year aggressive treatment program. After two years, we had eliminated 75% of the sludge volume. We saw a 3-foot reduction in the 5-foot sludge mounds at both inlet pipes. We also noticed that the 10-12 inches of sludge around the perimeter of each pond disappeared, and virtually all of the floating debris was eliminated in the first week of use."
"After sludge judging our 14-acre, 4-cell lagoon system, we found an average of 24 inches of sludge. We decided to use your Sludgebugs Lagoon Blend. We attacked the sludge aggressively for 3 hearts, and cut back to a maintenance dosage for the next several years. Last fall, we sludge judged again, and found an average of 7 inches throughout all of the cells. Sludgebugs saved us a ton of money then, and also for the foreseeable future."
""Our community has been using Sludgebugs Lagoon Blend since the mid-1990's. Initially, we used it to lower our sludge levels in order to avoid having to dredge our lagoon system, and over time, we cut back to a maintenance dosage. Well, in 2006 it looked like we may never have to dredge the lagoons. We started to notice rocks and clay bottom in areas that were once very thick with sludge, and our effluent quality has greatly improved on a steady basis since the time that we started the program. Other benefits that we've noticed are the reduction in odors as well as the duckweed mat that had been a major problem in the past. Your Sludgebugs have done everything that you said they would, and more. I am a firm believer in your company and your Sludgebugs Lagoon Blend."
"It's now 2019, our effluent tests remain in compliance, we've never had to dredge, and we continue to see rocks and clay bottom come discharge time.
To observe if the steady addition of Sludgebugs Aerobic Blend in an aerobic digester would decrease the amount of bio-solids, and to identify any negative effect in the wastewater stratum that could be contributed to Sludgebugs AR.
Activated sludge plant with a 450K gallon aerobic digester/storage tank. Bio-solids are hauled each spring and fall.
From July thru November, Sludgebugs AR was applied at a rate of 5 pounds per week for four weeks, followed by by 2.5 pounds per week during the remaining 13 week period.
Sludge hauled - 324K gallons / 37 dry tons = cost: $8,456
Sludge hauled in the previous year - 435K gallons / 52 dry tons = cost: $11,380
Reduction = 111K gallons (26%) / 15 dry tons (29%) for a savings of $2,924 (29%)
*No adverse effects were reported
"Over the past 3 years, we have encountered several episodes of digester upset due to zinc laden industrial waste being discharged to the sanitary sewer system. We introduced Sludgebugs Aerobic Blend into the digester through the hatch on the cover and then ran our gas mix-compressor to distribute the product throughout the digester.
Within the next 36 hours we noticed an increase in the methane gas production and a decrease in our volatile acids/alkalinity was well within the normal limits of good digestion. We were very well pleased with the results and would recommend this product to anyone having difficulties."
"We treated our lagoon cell with Sludgebugs Lagoon Blend for a 2-month period, with testing done both before and after treatment. The results showed a 35% reduction of sludge, and added at least 10 years to the life of the cell. We estimated that your product saved our village $150,000 - $175,000."
"Our village has a population of 1,700, with 3 lagoons (untouched since 1968) with 10" to 30" in each influent pond. Our suspended solids readings have always been very high during discharge, with nasty water clarity in all ponds. In March of 2006, we started our project using Sludgebugs Arctic Blend for three winters and Sludgebugs Lagoon Blend for two summers (total expenditures: $11,527.67).
Results in the two influent cells were 0" to 10" of sludge. Our discharge is well within our limits and the discharge water is as clear as 7UP. You saved us a lot of money and headaches. Great products!"
"Prior to using Sludgebugs Aerobic Blend, we were hauling seven loads of sludge every week. Now we've cut our hauling to seven loads every thirty to forty days. Besides hauling less sludge, it has kept our trucks off of the road, resulting in less maintenance, less fuel and less man hours. I would recommend this product to anyone in the waste water treatment field."
"We've been using your products in our wastewater plant for six years and have had great results. We use one pound of Sludgebugs Aerobic Blend each time we waste into our digester. By the morning we have at least 6 feet of clear water to decant back into our headworks. Prior to using your product we had a bulking problem that had a negative effect on our effluent discharge. For the past 5-1/2 years that's not been a problem. We also love your product Greasebugs Lift Station Cleaner. It has saved us the nasty job of physically removing grease from our grease pit."
"We were having problems meeting our ammonia levels with the state. We were always testing 21-26mg/l. When we contacted your company, you put us on a program using Sludgebugs Lagoon Blend and Sludgebugs Arctic Blend. We use only 1/2 pound per day, and we've seen terrific results. Our ammonia levels are now consistently below 3.5mg/l, and the water quality has very much improved.
We know that we are breaking down the sludge levels in our lagoon because we're observing debris pop-ups that are breaking down rapidly. Our state inspectors are now very happy with our facility."
"We purchased Sludgebugs Lagoon Blend because sludge was building up fast in our polishing pond, and was popping up to the surface all over the place. The housing development just over the fence from us was continually complaining about the smell. Within the first week of using Sludgebugs, the complaints stopped, and haven't resumed. And, by the way, our sludge has since been reduced greatly. We also use Sludgebugs Anaerobic Blend in our .3MGD plant, and it too has greatly reduced the amount of sludge that we haul from our anaerobic digester."
"Before using your products, we hauled sludge weekly, and now we are hauling 70% less. Using Sludgebugs Aerobic Blend and Sludgebugs Arctic Blend has saved us over $8,000 this year in hauling costs alone, and our plant has never run better. The park owners are extremely pleased with the money they have saved, and I am happy with the lessening workload as well as the quality of our effluent."
"We're very satisfied with Sludgebugs Lagoon Blend. We lost a lot of sludge last year, and will continue to use your aggresive treatment program again this year. We have also noticed that there are no longer any odors."
"Four years ago we discovered over 24 inches of sludge buildup in our primary pond. Last year we used your Sludgebugs Lagoon Blend aggressive treatment program in the pond and are very pleased to say that we now only have about one foot of sludge remaining. We are continuing with Sludgebugs again this year in the primary pond and we've decided to add them to our secondary pond as well."
"In winters past, we have had to continuously feed hot water (mid-November through March) in order to keep the plant operating efficiently, and to keep our ammonia levels from going through the roof. We bought and used Sludgebugs Arctic Blend last winter, and it worked so well that we didn't need to turn the hot water on all winter. Your product saved our village more than $10,000."
"Just a quick note to tell you that Sludgebugs Arctic Blend worked great for us this winter, and to thank you for your thoughtfulness. When you recommended Sludgebugs to us, you told me that you didn't want to see us use any more product than necessary, and that I should back my dosage rate down to the point where we felt comfortable with the results, and even though we are a small town, you gave us a great discount. I just wanted to say thanks, and that I wish more of our vendors would take this approach."
"Since we began using Sludgebugs Arctic Blend, we have noticed a great reduction in our BOD numbers, and we're not accumulating sludge over the winter months (as we have in the past). We're no longer receiving fines for being out of compliance, and our spring turnover hasn't caused us any odor problems like we used to have."
"What a difference using your Sludgebugs Arctic Blend made last year! My ponds cleaned up, and my discharge numbers were the best I've seen since maintaining the ponds."
"We had no odors when we turned on the aerators in our lagoon this spring! Sludgebugs Arctic Blend works!"
"The complaints that we normally get from our community during the springtime lagoon turnover have stopped completely, since we started using Sludgebugs Arctic Blend. The odors are just no longer an issue."
"Grease accumulation in our lift stations had been a huge problem for us. We started using Greasebugs Lift Station Cleaner with the addition of Sludgebugs Arctic Blend in the cold winter months, and it's working great. We're able to keep our walls, floats and pumps grease all year long."
"Once a month, I add a pound of Greasebugs Lift Station Cleaner and a pound of Sludgebugs Aerobic Blend into the last manhole before the plant in our mobile home park, to keep FOG and sludge from building up, and I couldn’t be happier! We’ve tried adding in more, but found that this dosage does just the right job for us."
"I've been using your Greasebugs Lift Station Cleaner and Sludgebugs Arctic Blend in our lift stations for 6 years, and this time I've noticed a significant decrease in the amount of floating grease and soap buildup. I've also noticed a decrease in the sludge depth around the pond edges and the sludge mound at the inlet pipes. In fact, last year, a contractor who was removing cattails in the lagoons, was amazed at the low sludge levels in our 25-year-old ponds."
"We just received the report that the condition of the sewer system is very good, and has the approval of the EPA. We replaced the aeration lines, which were 15 to 20 years old. For maintenance reasons, the sewers on the side streets have been blown out. The Sludgebugs Lagoon Blend have worked very well to keep the ponds clean, and the Greasebugs Lift Station Cleaner have all of the lift stations working properly again."
"We had a terrible odor problem in our plant this past summer. We tried everything to clean it up, but nothing worked. You suggested your product Odorbugs Odor & Waste Degrader and sent us 5 gallons to try out, and boy did it ever work! We applied 2 gallons when it arrived and 1 gallon every 5 days, and imediately the odor was gone and did not return. Your product has a great mulberry aroma and an added benefit was that the grease on the sidewalks and baffles were much easier to clean by simply hosing them down. We intend to purchase a barrel of this product in the springtime."
"Our dairy plant used to dread the summertime. It was during this time of the year that a foul smell would permeate the air. The source of the odors was our sanitary trench drains. We would clean and sanitize the drains thoroughly, and yet within; a few hours the smell would return. I soon realized that no matter how much we cleaned these drains, or how many chemicals we down them, the smell would always return.
While reading through a magazine on wastewater management, I saw an advertisement for Odorbugs Odor Control. The ad claimed that the product worked to eliminate grease buildup, and leaves a pleasant odor. I decided to try the product.
As soon as we started using Odorbugs Odor Control, I got an immediate response from our employees who work in that area. The grease was gone (which was the source of the odors). It was only when our supply ran out that the odor returned."
"Every other week, we spray the top of our wet well just past the grinder pump with Odorbugs Odor & Waste Degrader, and we toss in a couple packets of Greasebugs Lift Station Cleaner. The combination has eliminated the hardened floating grease (which used to be 6"-10" thick) in the wet well and primary clarifier. In the past, we were skimming every 2-3 weeks, sometimes using shovels to break up the grease mat. Now we're skimming only 2-3" of softened grease every 3-4 months."