One thing has become abundantly clear since North America has been placed on lockdown to slow the spread of the new coronavirus: Sewer and drain cleaners, as well as those who support them, are essential. These men and women — whether in the field, at the office or working from home — are appreciated.

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Normally in this space, you would find a story and accompanying photos of our travels to tradeshows or visits to manufacturers, distributors or other industry events. However, with travel cut off for the foreseeable future, we are doing the next best thing. Since you are still on the road, we wanted to highlight you and the essential work that you do. Hence the PROs on the Road images in this post.

We solicited — in our March/April issue, as well as online via our various social media platforms — our readers to send in their photos. We’d like to thank those who submitted for this issue. For everyone else, keep the photos coming. We want to continue to highlight the best in the industry. You can send photos to Mike Kezdi, managing editor, at mkezdi@benjaminmedia.com.

We look forward to celebrating your work on here and in the pages of Pipe Cleaning PRO magazine.

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Tyler Webb, Webb’s Select-A-Service

Tyler Webb, Webb’s Select-A-Service, clears a drain at a county building. When facemasks are at a premium, you improvise.

Nickolas Spano, Compliance EnviroSystems director of training

Even during a pandemic, training must go on. Nickolas Spano, Compliance EnviroSystems director of training, is holding employee orientations outside.

 

Ben Riley, Bizzy Bee Plumbing

Ben Riley, Bizzy Bee Plumbing, has his PPE on and is ready to help a customer.

 

Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, got some cleaning support from Joe Johnson Equipment

The City of Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, got some cleaning support from Joe Johnson Equipment (JJE). JJE loaned the City an Elgin street sweeper and a Vactor 2100i combination sewer cleaner for 30 days to help with the City’s deep-cleaning efforts.

Joe Johnson Equipment

 

Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District S.S.M.O crew

In Cleveland, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District S.S.M.O crew cleans out a pump station wet side bar rack structure.

 

Robert Grier, NEORSD

Robert Grier, NEORSD system utility maintenance person.

 

John Broccolo, Professional Drain Services Southern New England

John Broccolo, Professional Drain Services Southern New England, works with his cousin Robert Broccolo to clean and inspect drains.

Professional Drain Services Southern New England

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