In the wake of the flooding and landslides that occurred in KwaZulu-Natal in April and May 2022, 448 people have been left useless and more than forty 000 displaced, with injury to roads, colleges, water infrastructure and businesses.
On 18 April, President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a national state of disaster. As repairs obtained underway, one of many first issues many flooded companies faced was to do away with the water and particles in their factories or warehouse premises. The Werner Pumps rental unit, a mix jetting and vacuum truck, was put to good use to help with the clean-up operations.
“We rented our unit to two corporations for a quantity of weeks at a time to help them in servicing their clients’ in Durban and the encircling areas after the horrific flooding,” says Sebastian Werner, Managing Director at Werner Pumps. “It’s the primary time that the unit has been used for catastrophe recovery efforts after flooding. It was good to have the ability to help ultimately by sending the mix truck from our head places of work in Springs right down to our KwaZulu-Natal purchasers to help. It must have accomplished a good job as a result of one of many firms has now ordered one from us to help with their ongoing pollution control and industrial clean-up operations.”

The rental unit is a mixture truck that offers state-of-the-art hydraulically operated jetting and vacuum functionality. It’s out there via Werner Water Recycling, the rental division (founded in 2013) of Werner Pumps, the main manufacturer of high-pressure jetting gear in South Africa.
Known because the Impi Unit, it provides a tilting 12.500 litre, 304 stainless-steel tank, with a hydraulically-driven high-pressure pump capability of 295L/Min at 135bar, and a vacuum pump with 1700 m3/hr suction capability. The high-pressure pump is fitted with a pneumatically operated regulating valve, making infinite pressure adjustment attainable, thus increasing the security of the operator during use.
“It’s ไดอะแฟรม for everything from sewer and stormwater cleaning and maintenance, to sludge and slurry removing, separator cleaning, contaminated liquid restoration, recovering solids, and cleansing surfaces,” says Werner. “In the wake of a catastrophe, it can be used to scrub up standing water or to scrub smoke-damaged amenities. We’ve found there’s demand for the unit from municipalities and contractors to bridge a niche when they’re ready on a unit, or for budget to become obtainable, and for individuals who need it for a particular time-bound application.”

Ultimately, Werner says, the company want to build up its rental fleet to service the rising demand. “When something occurs and someone urgently wants a truck, as was the case with the flooding, we would like to find a way to send them one immediately,” he says. “Our purpose has at all times to be a one-stop store, and to ensure our clients are ready keep working always, so we’re finding ways to assist them do this.”