Municipal sewage systems are an integral part of what makes for a healthy community as well as for well drained city streets. But waste water management, of necessity, requires the occasional sewer inspection or repair job, and storm drain are the only near-at-hand point of entry. Thus, when storm drain themselves become contaminated with spilled chemicals, oil and grease deposits, sand, gravel, garbage, and slimy films, the tasks of sewer repair personnel become extremely difficult or even impossible. To restore city storm drain to reasonable levels of cleanliness and good working order, it will be necessary to contact a company with high-velocity cleaning equipment and professional debris-removing vacuum pumps.

What Is Hydrovac Storm Drain Cleaning?


Hydrovac cleaning is composed of two stages, which correspond to the two elements of the word “hydrovac” itself. High-velocity water (hydro) is shot out at a rate of four liters per second or faster through specially designed nozzles that excel at scouring off gunk, dirt, and grease. A powerful wet vacuum (vac) then proceeds to pull out the water-loosened particles and transport them to a large, temporary holding tank. Without an initial clean-out, sewer maintenance and restoration projects would not be feasible, and the hydrovac method is the preferred way to fully and efficiently clean a dirty or contaminated storm drain.

What Advantages Does It Offer?

The use of a hydrovac trucks for storm drain cleaning brings with it a number of important advantages, among them the following:

  • Hydrovacing can remove almost any type of material, even if it is clinging stubbornly to the lid or inner walls.
  • Water eliminates static electricity, thus freeing workers from the risk of static discharges, which can potentially cause an ignition.
  • Hydrovac guns accomplish extremely thorough and precise results.
  • Hydrovac cleaning can usually be completed in half the time it takes to clean storm drains by other methods.
  • Hydrovacing avoids cramping clean-up workers in tight, limited-access environments.
  • The use of warm water makes it possible to clean up storm drains during even when debris is frozen onto metal surfaces during the winter season.

Why Choose Us To Clean Your Storm Drains?


Since hydrovacing has become the predominant Storm Drain cleaning method in recent decades, there are now a wide array of hydrovac companies to choose among when contracting to have a storm drain cleaned. There are a number of factors, however, that set Hydrovac Edmonton apart from the competition:

  • All material is removed, stored, and then disposed of in strict accordance with all environmental regulations.
  • GPS-guided response trucks and an on-the-ready clean-up team make for exceptionally fast job completion.
  • Competitive, cost-effective rates make storm drain cleaning affordable.
  • Over 10 years of experience with a wide variety of clients, including large cities, small towns, and private developers, gives you confidence in their capabilities.
  • The crew is always careful not to damage any of your property during the cleaning process and to maintain the highest standards of safety.
  • Hydrovac Edmonton’s services extend throughout the entire province of Alberta.


The most cost-effective, safe, and environmentally friendly way to clean a storm drain is by hydrovacing. Hydrovac Edmonton is a top-tier hydro-vac service provider with extensive experience in storm drain cleaning and stands ready to render its services in any part of Alberta on short notice.

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