The newest piece of cleanup equipment, designed to clear out storm drains, has been working around Browning this fall, forcing accumulated debris into a watery solution that is siphoned into the truck’s tank.

This fall, Browning and East Glacier Park residents may have noticed the newest addition to the Blackfeet Tribe’s fleet of working vehicles parked near storm drains. The Vac Truck is a big, shiny, stainless steel wagon, equipped with a storage tank in back, a coiled pressure hose up front, and a siphon hose in the middle.

According to Utilities Supervisor Dustin Boggs, the pressure hose is inserted into a drain and pushed down the line; then 35 to 40 gallons per minute of water is thrust into the dirt and mud, creating a solution that is sucked back out with the siphon and into the truck’s tank.

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