Pump Station Monitoring White Papers and Case Studies

  1. N-Pumps Resolve Clogging Problems, Reduce Energy Consumption

    In the past, a lift station operation in Ohio had to send crews out daily to unclog one or more pump stations in the county service area. Chronic blockages were attributed to pump design, byproduct grease from restaurants, and medical waste from assisted living and nursing homes along the lines.

  2. How To Get A One-Year Payback On Retrofit Chopper Pumps For Your Packaged Lift Station

    The Independence Hill Conservancy District's Taney Lift Station was having continuous problems with wipes, swiffers, and plastics deposited in the incoming lines, which then broke loose in storms and overwhelmed the old non-clog pumps.

  3. Flygt Mixers Clear Sediment And Save Man-Hours For San Antonio Utility

    For almost 50 years, CPS Energy of San Antonio has drawn water from the San Antonio River to recharge two man-made lakes that provide cooling water for their power plants.

  4. Equipment Chosen For Efficiency And Reliability In Lift Station Overhaul

    The 5.8 million gallon per day (mgd) Fairwood Lift Station, one of 76 major stations in the Hot Springs system, experienced frequent overflows. Particularly, the station struggled during heavy rainfall events or when pumps clogged because of increasingly popular "disposable" products such as duster heads, cleaning cloths, and disinfecting wipes, which can build up on the leading edge of the pump impeller and become entangled, reducing the efficiency of the pump or even causing a complete stoppage.

  5. Quick-Response Maintenance Team Minimizes Cost And Impact Of Pump Outage

    When water makes contact with the electrical controls in a wastewater treatment plant the results can be costly, and the response can test a plant’s major service supplier.

  6. A Fairy Tale Ending At A Pump Station

    The Otay River Pump Station (ORPS) was upgraded in 2003, to feed effluent to the City of San Diego’s newly constructed South Bay Water Reclamation Plant. 

  7. Pump Station Bar Screen Solves City’s Unique Problem

    As representatives of a small community, the Mendocino City Community Services District administrators felt strongly that they needed to deliver terrific wastewater treatment value at the lowest cost for their taxpayers.

  8. Propeller-Style Submersible Pumps Provide Reliable Drainage And Flood Control In Low-Lying Hoboken

    Because of its low-lying location on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River, the city of Hoboken, NJ, has struggled for generations with flooding when extreme wet-weather events coincide with high tides.

  9. Monster Clears Clogs And Streamlines Septage Delivery At Ventura Regional Sanitation District

    The Ventura Regional Sanitation District’s Liquid Waste Treatment Facility (LWTF) was experiencing a double-threat to safety and productivity.

  10. Tired Of Deadheading, Municipality Reduces Operating Costs In Pump Station Upgrade

    A pump station in Oregon was rapidly reaching the end of its life. The station was equipped with two 10-hp pumps designed to generate 400 gpm at 34-foot total dynamic head feeding into a shared force main.