News Feature | April 19, 2017

Following Catastrophic Flood, Wastewater Workers Lead Recovery

Source: Aerzen

When electrical issues caused effluent pumps to shut down at the West Point wastewater treatment plant in Seattle, WA, influent levels began to rise and flooded the plant, leaving it severely damaged.

“Areas of the plant flooded with an estimated 12 feet of raw sewage and stormwater,” The Seattle Times reported. “Thousands of pieces of equipment were destroyed in the flooding, including an estimated 200 electrical motors submerged in the polluted water.”