Who We Are
Representatives for manufacturers of municipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment equipment and environmental systems, serving Iowa and Nebraska. Our online store serves the world.

municipal water treatment
municipal wastewater treatment
industrial water treatment
industrial wastewater treatment
power plants

wastewater pumps
water pumps
sludge pumps
progressive-cavity pumps
lift stations
pressure boooster stations

Gates and Valves
air release valves
sluice gates
slide gates
flap gates
pinch valves
expansion joints

Process Equipment
aeration (fine-bubble)
aeration (coarse-bubble)
anaerobic digesters
baffle curtains
belt filter presses
clarifier covers
dissolved air floatation
gravity belt thickeners
grit traps
lagoon covers
lagoon liners
sand filters
soil-reinforcement geotextiles
static mixers
tanks (bolted-steel)
tanks (fiberglass)
turbidity barriers

ambient air monitors
inspection robots
toxic gas sensors
water quality monitors

Online Store
portable pumps
portable gas monitors
chlorination tablets
sump pumps

Can't find it?
DJ Gongol & Associates D.J. Gongol and Associates, Inc.
PO Box 180
4328 North Dawson
Cumming, IA 50061
402-965-1306 text
515-981-0581 fax

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Virus detection at the wastewater treatment plant

April 13, 2020

A story in Water and Wastes Digest says that a Dutch city of 150,000 found evidence of coronavirus in its wastewater before any cases had been otherwise detected in the city, just a week after the virus was first detected in the Netherlands.

The good news: This suggests that wastewater-level detection could provide useful surveillance to public-health experts as an accessory to the test, isolate, and trace protocols being discussed as the best means of dealing with the virus until vaccines are available. More information gathered at the community level can help identify hotspots that might be experiencing asymptomatic spread.

The bad news: It still isn't clear whether the virus can actually be transmitted in wastewater, either in the liquid flow or otherwise. Drinking water remains safe, but we also need to show concern for the public-works employees responsible for the collection and treatment of wastewater. They are invisible -- but essential -- front-line workers protecting public health, and they need adequate protection, too!

We have always believed that one of the most important ways to protect workers in the wastewater sector is to keep them in safe, above-ground locations wherever possible -- where fresh air and limited exposure to sewage can preserve their health. With the uncertainty surrounding the transmission of COVID-19, that's suddenly more true than ever. See our presentation "Revenge of the Mole People" for a list of 25 related reasons why it's important to keep wastewater workers above-ground (or as close to the surface) as possible, and 10 ways that lift stations can be designed to maximize that potential to stay high, safe, and dry.

We're here to help: Any platform, any device

April 7, 2020

We realize that social distancing is going to be with us for a while, so to accommodate your needs, we're ready to help you on whatever platforms or devices are most helpful to you. You can reach us in any of the following ways:

  • By phone: 515-223-4144
  • By text message: 402-965-1306
  • By email: info@gongol.net
  • By Twitter: @djgongol (our DMs are open)
  • By Facebook: @djgongol
  • By LinkedIn: @djgongol
  • By Google: @djgongol
  • By contact form
  • By our chat tool (found on any page of our site)
  • Or we can connect with you over FaceTime, Google Meet, Skype, Slack, Snapchat, Microsoft Teams, Yammer, or Zoom on request

Update to the diaphragm pumps in our online store

April 6, 2020

Our online store section featuring portable diaphragm pumps has been freshly updated. These are great machines for moving fluids that don't like to flow easily -- mud, slurries, sludge, and the like. They're great for in-plant applications at WTP and WWTP facilities.

Straight centrifugal pumps

April 2, 2020

Newly updated on our website: AMT heavy-duty straight centrifugal pumps. These tough little pumps come in 2" and 3" sizes and are great for applications like circulation and industrial fluid transfer. Order them online anytime, day or night, through our online store. Most are ready to ship in about two business days.

For more news, visit the Water News Archives from 2005 through today