Case Study

Case Study: Increased Pressure Removes 'Pressure' For Regional Sewer Authority

Source: The Gorman-Rupp Company

Founded in 1925, the Western Carolina Regional Sewer Authority (WCRSA) is a special purpose district of South Carolina, located in northwestern South Carolina. The organization serves over 400,000 customers in Greenville County and parts of Anderson, Spartanburg, and Laurens Counties, covering a total of 296 square miles. WCRSA maintains 300 miles of major sewer trunk lines and conducts operations through nine major wastewater treatment facilities located on three river basins; the Enoree, Reedy, and Saluda rivers.

But due to a population surge over the last 15-20 years - and to the age of one of the area's oldest pump stations, WCRSA was challenged with the task of rebuilding the Tubbs Mountain Road #1 pump station. Originally installed in the 1960's, this particular pump station was operating at its maximum duty cycle and exhibiting telltale signs of aging.

Gorman-Rupp is the leading manufacturer of pumps and pumping systems for the municipal, water, wastewater, sewage, industrial, construction, petroleum, fire and OEM markets. Pumps include selfpriming centrifugal, centrifugal, submersible, trash, priming assist, rotary gear and air-driven diaphragm pumps. In addition, Gorman-Rupp manufactures a complete line of packaged lift stations and booster stations, which include pumps, motors, controls, piping, accessories and enclosures. The company prides itself on manufacturing and delivering the right pump for the job.