Root Control: Equipment Spotlight

January 2013, Vol. 68, No. 1
Image: Duke's Root Control

Root Control from Duke's Root Control and RootX.

Duke’s Root Control
Duke’s Root Control is a full-service root control company dedicated to keeping sewer systems free of tree root growth. Through professional application of Duke’s proprietary herbicide, Razorooter II, over 2,000 U.S. municipalities have benefited from extended pipe life, reduced SSO occurrences, and maximized asset value. Duke’s has successfully treated over 140 million feet of sewer line and continues to deliver results to municipalities through: Asset Management and CMOM Solutions. Duke’s can customize a root-control program that integrates CMOM into each municipality’s O&M plan. Sewer Sciences has developed EPA-registered products that effectively control root growth without compromising wastewater treatment facilities, the environment, and local communities. 800.447.6687,

Use your own municipal maintenance crews and equipment with RootX to kill pipeline roots - they can treat a 400-foot mainline in 30 minutes or less. The patented RootX formula foams on contact with water to reach the top of the pipe where 90 percent of roots are. Dead roots decay over time, restoring pipes to their full capacity. RootX kills roots using the aquatic herbicide Dichlobenil. It’s non-caustic, non-fumigating and non-systemic, and it contains no diquat dibromide, copper sulfate or metam sodium. RootX will not harm pipes, wastewater treatment operations or above-ground vegetation. RootX is registered for use in all 50 states as well as Canada, and it’s classified as a General Use product by the EPA. 800.844.4974,