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This interactive 1 day sewer cleaning program is designed to give operators the knowledge and understanding of today’s cleaning techniques and specialized tools used in the sewer cleaning industry. This class will include the use and application of standard sewer cleaning nozzles, root cutters, grease removal, penetrators for blockages, large diameter pipe cleaning, and the proper way to clean lift stations safely.

Whether you work in sewer cleaning, utility construction, industrial cleaning or fire and rescue, the JDC Technical Institute stands ready to educate on the latest safety gear and standards, tools, techniques, and tactics giving you the skills you need to succeed.


Our Pipe Cleaning Proving Ground class is at the forefront of advanced training. DTI’s custom equipment and expert instructors deliver an ideal environment for higher-level education and industry proven techniques.


  • Large Diameter Pipe Cleaning Techniques & Tools
  • Step Cleaning Methodology
  • Nozzle Applications & Capacities
  • Large Diameter Root Cutting
  • Small Diameter Root Cutting
  • Calcified / Hardened Material Removal
  • Review of Specialty Sewer Tools
  • Complete Review of Sewer Nozzles
  • Review of Best Management Practices for Pipe Cleaning
  • Lift Station Cleaning Techniques & Tools
  • Hydro Excavating Techniques & Applications


With multiple classes available, we have the resources to give you the latest industry knowledge powered by JDC Know How. Ranging from confined space and entry, advanced pipe cleaning, and operation and maintenance. We want to make sure when you’re out on the job you have the knowledge to get the job done efficiently and safely. With multiple dates to meet your schedule, we’ve made it even more convenient to get you the training you need, so contact us today.


The JDC Technical Institute is proud to present our new podcast series, HOW & WHY with DTI. On Tuesdays, every two weeks we will be reviewing new industry topics brought to you by our certified, experienced professionals. Stay up to date on the latest trends, equipment, and learn first hand JDC Know How. Stay tuned for all things new coming from How & Why with DTI, brought to you from the JDC Training Institute.


Certified, Seasoned Experts

Our collective, comprehensive industry knowledge and years of expertise – what we call, “JDC Know How” allows us to dig in giving you more than just what you can read in a manual.

More Technical, Mechanical, Advanced Learning

More than just industry terms and definitions, it’s the “How” and “Why” – a combination of classroom and hands-on learning.

Continuing Education Credits

All in-person courses have been approved for Continuing Education Credits and you will receive a certification upon course completion.

Classes to fit your needs

JDC has options allowing you to join our Open Enrollment classes at one of our coast to coast facilities, or bring the training to your location.


JDC courses are now offered online, allowing you to take the full class from any internet connected device, and receive continuing education credits (in most states).


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Ed Fitzgerald has over forty years of experience in Confined Space Entry, Fall Protection, OSHA Compliance and Air Monitoring instructing at the University of Findlay, Bowling Green University (State Fire School), as well as the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation. Ed is EPA Approved for contact hours to both the Municipal Sewer and Industrial Manufacturing Industry.

Many know Ed from his extensive talks and informative sessions at annual trade shows, particularly WWETT. Ed has been in the sewer cleaning industry for nearly all of this 40+ years of service. In that time, he has helped develop some of the industry’s best and most practical collection system cleaning techniques and practices in the nation.

Ed has trained in all aspects of pipe cleaning and confined-space-entry, including FallProtection equipment, air monitoring instrumentation and mechanical / rope rescue techniques. His expertise, as a Safety equipment consultant and pipe cleaning extends to the evaluation, monitoring and maintenance of municipal and industrial wastewater fixed collection systems.

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