Vacuum excavation: a safer and more environmentally friendly solution

Founded in 2021 by Dannielle and Jason James to work alongside their company Pipe Pro Directional Drilling, James Vac Solutions also operates as an independent hire for a range of projects.  Dannielle and Jason have run their multi-ward winning trenchless business, Pipe Pro Directional Drilling, since 2013. The company provides specialist, innovative trenchless technology for Read More

GN Solids

The selection of screens for hydrovac slurry treatment

The slurry processing solution is to use liquid and solids separation equipment to treat soil, soup or slurry generated from hydrovac, excavation or horizontal directional drilling (HDD) projects, and produces reusable material for construction and discharge clean water.  Normally, the slurry is contaminant-free and comes from physical utility location in public right of ways, and Read More

Market challenges fail to holt KAISER’s growth

KAISER is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of vacuum and jetting vehicles for water recycling, sewer, stormwater, hydraulic excavation, industrial and dry suction applications. Having partnered with Canberra-based NATEE for several years, in 2019, the company established a dedicated subsidiary in the region.  Based out of Sydney and lead by National Area Read More


Vacvator’s range of vacuum excavation trucks lead the way in NDD

Founded in 2006 by Director Andrew Rowlands, and technical founder Denis Walker, Vacvator has grown from its humble beginnings to specialise in the manufacturing of high-quality vacuum excavation trucks. Based in Goulburn NSW, Vacvator’s units are now distributed nationwide to support the civil, industrial, utility, mining sectors and more. As one of the key players Read More


Pushing to become the best strategic supplier: KOR 10 years on

Founder and managing director Steve Pewtress established KOR in 2011 after identifying a gap in the market to deliver high-quality equipment to the trenchless industry. After finding himself in a senior leadership role overseeing procurement of large equipment at another company, Pewtress became disillusioned with the current supplies in Australia. “Through varied circumstances I was introduced Read More

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

Irrigation Main Replacements – Supply & Construct – FY21/22 & FY22/23 Issued by: Lower Murray Water Closing Date: 13 January 2022 Location: Victoria Description: Lower Murray Water is looking for a suitably qualified contractor to complete Irrigation Mains Replacement works in the Mildura and Merbein area. The contract will be for the supply and construction Read More

Kaiser Elegance Hydrovac

First of KAISER Elegance range hits east coast

Excom Civil is a small but fast-growing company specialising in pot-holing, waste recovery, site cleaning, drain cleaning and just about everything vacuum truck related.  Excom director Ray Xerri is also the company’s site supervisor and excavator operator. This is the first new unit Xerri has purchased and also is his first piece of KAISER equipment. Not Read More

The most powerful and compact truck-mounted vacuum excavator yet

CEA is a leading distributor of equipment brands for agricultural and infrastructure industries, with Ring-O-Matic one of several brands in its inventory developing innovative solutions for underground construction. Known for its extensive background in truck-mounted vacuum excavators, Ring-O-Matic has now extended its range to include the 275 VX: a high-powered vacuum excavator within a compact Read More

GN Solids hydrovac systems

GN takes control of slurry treatment

Established in 2007, GN Solids Control specialises in separation equipment, including solids control hardware, industry decanter centrifuge and waste management supplies. The company has generated more than 20 patents for separation equipment and exports products to 80 countries around the world. GN is a trusted partner for waste management innovations. As a leading hydrovac slurry Read More

KOR Cappellotto Combo Vac Units for PMA

Hydro excavation on Brisbane’s Southbank

Recently PMA was contracted by a valued client to conduct two hydro excavation projects on Southbank on the picturesque Brisbane River. Pipe Management Australia (PMA) has been an Australian leader in non-destructive digging (NDD), also known as hydro excavation, for more than a decade. Operating up and down the east coast of Australia, the company’s Read More

SECA eCityJet

SECA unveils world-first electric water jetter

Sewer Equipment Company Australia (SECA) is a distributor of sewer, pipeline and plumbing equipment. The company is Australia’s leading supplier of equipment for the cleaning, testing, inspection and rehabilitation of pipes, sewers and drains. Established in 1967, the company has been operational for more than 50 years of service, providing superior support and industry expertise. Read More

Rangedale Hi-Rail hits Melbourne underground

Rangedale is one of the market leaders in drain construction, maintenance and repair across Victoria and New South Wales.  This week, the company completed specialised drain cleaning works in Melbourne’s underbelly, with its industrial Hi-Rail Combination unit used to clear and clean pipes on the Metrorail tunnels under the operation of highly trained personnel.  Alongside drain cleaning, the Read More

Innovative liner to prevent sewer blockages

The innovative new technology entails a thin layer of high-density plastic liner made from 100 per cent reused material.   This lining is installed below ground between problematic trees and sewer connections on selected properties.   The barrier is installed by digging a hydrovac excavation line approximately 2 m deep and 150 mm wide.    The liners aim to restrict roots from Read More

TDG welcomes newest member companies

Total Drain Group (TDG) provides comprehensive environmental and recycling services up and down Australia’s east coast. Included in its group of companies is Total Drain Cleaning (TDC) – a proudly Australian owned and operated company, specialising in providing innovative solutions to stormwater and sewer assets.  Combined with world-leading technologies, experienced team members, and long-term industry Read More

Indigenous civil construction project wins national award

The Organisational Excellence Award recognises innovative initiatives within the water industry that drive prosperity and sustainability. It also recognises a need for change within the industry and places high value on initiatives that ‘Reimagine our Future’.  Wara Paring Civil was founded through the sharing of Aboriginal culture and history within a safe and respectful environment. Enabling Read More

A client-first focus

With more than 20 years of experience in the marketplace, Jet Stream has established and retained its strong professional reputation thanks to its commitment to clients and its focus on transparency and integrity.   The company’s highly skilled team has experience working with construction and civil companies of all sizes, water and sewer authorities, plumbing companies and homeowners, Read More

WATCH: Indigenous construction project wins national award

Melbourne Water and Aqua Metro Services (AMS) were recognised for their work helping to establish what is now Wara Paring Civil, a 100 per cent Indigenous-owned company specialising in non-destructive digging (NDD).   The company was officially launched in April this year with a traditional smoking ceremony to cleanse the people and the land, which also served as an opportunity Read More

KOR expands national footprint

Located in the industrial precinct on the fringes of Sydney and in the heart of Western Sydney, KOR’s new facility provides new and existing customers with on-hand support.   KOR Sales Coordinator Thomas Pewtress said this approach will bring greater exposure to KOR and Cappellotto across the region in addition to providing existing customers in NSW and the ACT with greater support for Read More

KOR partners with Indigenous business

Its name translating in English to “come walk the path together”, Wara Paring Civil was launched earlier this month and will specialise in non-destructive digging (NDD) and hydro excavation services.   The official launch included a smoking ceremony to cleanse the people and land and showcased the company’s NDD truck painted with symbolic characters to represent Wara Paring’s four owners Read More

KAISER seals partnership with new machines on the way

Since landing in Australia, KAISER Technology has continued to grow with numerous innovative trucks making their way to the local market and an invaluable service partnership with SECA. With unique, integrated systems embedded in its machinery, KAISER provides its customers with significant benefits, such as substantially reduced noise, environmental protection, optimal efficiency and unrivalled versatility. Read More

Controltech Solutions “working tirelessly”

Controltech Solutions posted the images early last week, saying the crews are “working tirelessly and safely to keep the client happy”. Works are expected to continue over the next three weeks, with Controltech Solutions using its vacuum trucks to remove more than 800 m3 of filter media and sand from inside 12 tanks. Controltech Solutions Read More

AUSJET21 expo and conference moves forward

The Australasian High Pressure Water Jetting Association (AUSJET), incorporating Australasian Drain Cleaning and Vacuum Association (ADCVA), is the peak national industrial services representative body with members across Australia and internationally. AUSJET/ADCVA President Peter Jones said the industry association is still moving forward with the first of its kind exhibition and conference; however, contingency plans have Read More

Hitting the hydro excavation bullseye

With a five year life expectancy, individual parts that need minimum maintenance and rotor kits that only require replacement every three months to a year, the sustainable product is the solution Australian hydro excavation companies have been asking for. Direct Hit Director Jim Paris says a common problem for hydro excavation contractors is the nozzles Read More

Top quality trucks vac in town

From small beginnings, the family-owned business has thrived to become one of the sector’s most trusted companies. Vac Dig General Manager Marc Farrall has spent decades in the utilities sector and has seen the needs of the industry grow and change over time. After 17 years working in horizontal directional drilling (HDD), Mr Farrall spotted Read More

RBM brings leading CIPP technology down under

Established in 1984, RBM Plumbing & Drainage has grown into a leading provider of maintenance services for all facets of sewer rehabilitation across the country. With a workforce comprising highly skilled and trained crews that can meet the needs of customers on time and on budget, RBM Construction Manager Michael Roberts says the company strives Read More

DCS manufactures more hydro vac success

Established in 1993, DCS Manufacturing has long been servicing the stormwater and sewer drain cleaning and vacuum recovery industry. With specialised systems underpinned by its extensive range of accessories and spare parts, DCS also holds a large inventory of support equipment that cover tasks from basic pipe cleaning through to tree root and concrete removal. Read More