Emergency Service

Peace of mind is priceless.

Thankfully — for us and for our customers — we don’t often get called to do emergency response work. But it’s nice to know that if you need us, we’re here to help you assess an emergency situation before it gets out of hand.

That’s right: We maintain a 24-hour on-call line where we can be reached whenever a wastewater or storm water situation arises that’s out of your control. Because, let’s face it, emergencies never happen at an opportune time.

Any circumstance related to water conveyance systems that threatens to shut down your home or business, just pick up the phone and call our emergency number at (916) 749-8895, and we’ll be on our way to your relief:

  • Manufacturer production line shutdown
  • Flooding lift stations
  • Overflowing manholes
  • City sewer line backup
  • Unscheduled grease trap cleaning
  • Clogged residential septic or sewer lines
  • Plumbing floods & backups

Our quick response can save your business untold losses in productivity stoppages. Best of all, we’ll usually be able to diagnose your problem over the phone, and maybe save you the price of the emergency call. 95% of the time, what may appear to be an emergency really can wait until the next day for us to arrive and fix the problem. But if you really do need us right now, we’ll be there.


Wet/Dry Vac Truck

APS Environmental boasts a fleet of efficient pumper trucks with a variety of capabilities. Our heavy duty industrial Vac-Con combination sewer tanker and Berringer wet/dry vacuum truck are designed to clean up and recover a full spectrum of materials:

  • Solids
  • Sawdust
  • Fly Ash
  • Fine Dust
  • Dry bulk powders
  • Grains
  • Aluminum & Polymer Chips
  • Liquids
  • Oils
  • Slurries
  • Thick sludge
  • Caustics
  • Catalyst

These DOT-certified vacuum loaders handle non-hazardous materials. From waste removal to product recovery, these trucks are capable of moving both wet and dry product from light dust to gravel. Long-distance suction lines allow the vacuum loader to reach remote, contoured or inaccessible locations, even underwater. We can clean out

  • Sumps or Catch Basins
  • Sand pits
  • Separators
  • Clarifiers
  • Silos
  • Mixers
  • Processing vats
  • Storage tanks
  • Spill sites
  • And much more

Whatever your material removal needs, call the professionals at APS Environmental. We can help you choose the quickest, most cost-effective method from among our many options. And we’ll work with you to plan our work around your production schedule, causing as little disruption as possible.

Storage Tank Cleaning


Storage tanks are used as liquid waste handling solutions when performing the following

  • A pipeline or waterway bypass
  • Infrastructure improvement
  • Containment
  • Dewatering
  • A wide variety of environmental projects

APS Environmental, Inc. is equipped with a fleet capable of hauling large volumes of wastewater. Our Vac-Con and Keith Huber combination vacuum trucks can remove sludge and sediment from the bottom of the tank, as well. All our trucks carry water blasting equipment capable of producing 2,500-4,000 psi blasts, which make short work of cleaning the sides of tanks.

Our technicians are confined space certified, enabling them to enter the tank safely. There, they pressure-wash its interior walls to remove corrosion and heavy scale buildup that reduces the tank’s design capacity and ultimately may shorten the service life of the tank.

We routinely clean

  • Storage tanks
  • Power plants
  • Steel tanks
  • Dewatering boxes

So if you find that your tanks are either full, not flowing properly or you’ve just finished with a storage job and they need to be cleaned before the next usage, give us a call. We’ll have them as clean as possible and back online in no time.

Pipeline Inspection

With so much of water conveyance systems located underground, it’s often difficult or impossible to access lift stations, older manholes, long or small-diameter pipes and other parts of their infrastructure to visually inspect these system elements. When that happens, we use remote cameras, either mounted on handheld push rods, or carried along on a remote-controlled, wheeled tractor or other carrier, into the pipe or other asset where a human can’t go.

This service provides a method of making a complete visual inspection and evaluation of

  • storm water systems
  • sanitary sewer systems
  • related pipelines

to determine conditions inside the pipe.

Our equipment runs up to 250 feet into the asset. Features include

  • high-definition video/text monitoring coordinated with a digital footage counter
  • DVD burner to record, share and archive the inspection for future reference

This video inspection is a valuable and cost effective tool to diagnose

  • roots intrusion
  • broken pipes
  • clogs

or to map infrastructure layout. This helps us understand where your system assets are located, and how best to access them for cleaning, repair or replacement.

Benefits of using this tool include the ability to:

  • quickly and accurately diagnose current problems
  • discover and anticipate future problems
  • identify specific location of a known problem
  • save time, disruption and expense doing the above, instead of having to dig to inspect

Confined Space Entry

One of the limitations imposed on water system technicians is that much of the infrastructure that must be worked on is located in what’s referred to as confined spaces. To fit this definition, the space must exhibit three characteristics:

  • It must be large enough for the technician’s body to fit inside to perform necessary work. This is true even if it’s only head and shoulder’s that fit, as long as the space limitation doesn’t hamper the ability to get the job done
  • The space is not intended for continuous occupation
  • Entry and exit into or out of the space in restricted

Confined spaces may include:

  • Lift Stations
  • Boilers
  • Pits
  • Process Vessels
  • Septic Tanks
  • Storage Bins
  • Hoppers
  • Silos

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that 1.6 million people enter confined spaces annually. But not all of them are doing so with the proper safety equipment, site preparation and precautions. It’s estimated that if everyone used this type of compliance, American businesses could annually avoid

  • 53 worker deaths
  • 5,000 lost day cases
  • 5,700 other related accidents

At APS Environmental, we care deeply about solving our customers’ problems, and offer them cutting-edge service, innovation in ideas and their implementation, and quality workmanship. However, safety is – and must be – our Number One priority. The well-being of our staff and their families is extremely important to us. Without them feeling protected and cared for, they wouldn’t be able to concentrate on the best way to tackle your issues.

So we make sure they have everything they need to successfully complete your confined space entry project:

  • proper high-quality, dependable safety gear and equipment
  • the right training and certification for the work they must perform
  • the correct, well-maintained tools to get the job done

Pipeline Jetting

APS Environmental, Inc. is equipped with efficient and environmentally safe high-pressure water jetting rigs, used to scour and remove buildup of

  • Grease
  • Sludge
  • Sand
  • Dirt
  • Gravel
  • Roots
  • Scale
  • Rust
  • Other debris

from all types of drain lines and surfaces. Businesses and organizations in any category – commercial, industrial, municipal, institutional – and even residential property owners and managers can find themselves in need of professional jetter cleaning.

The process is safe to use on

  • Interior and exterior surfaces
  • Process equipment
  • Heat exchangers
  • Floor gates
  • Deck plates
  • Floor surfaces
  • Any type of piping

When used as a part of your regular maintenance program, this service can assist in keeping your waste and storm water conveyance systems and equipment functioning properly with less down time. By preventing premature wear on parts, it can extend the life of your systems elements, and help prevent the need for emergency calls. Removal of heavy substance buildup returns your water pipes to their designed volume capacity, increasing efficiency and productivity.

We specialize in pipeline cleaning using Hydro Jet systems operating at 4,000 psi on pipes up to 42 inches in diameter. These high-pressure blasts of water can break through the toughest blockages, and remove years of built-up debris. Jetters can get the job done faster than a mechanical flail or foaming agents, returning your system to optimal operation quickly and with less down time.