In This Issue:

  Chopper Pump Installation Saves Money And Headache

The main lift station serving the Morgan’s Point, TX, treatment plant continually experienced problems with three standard pumps. Over seven years, these issues required the city to spend around $100,000 to support the pumps. Read how a new Vaughan Company SE-Series Submersible Chopper Pump helped resolve the issues. And when Hurricane Harvey came in 2017, no plugging incidents or problems reported while pumping over 2.5 M gallons of unscreened sewage. Learn more.

Featured Articles On Pumps
Increase The Operating Efficiency Of Internalift Screw Pumps
From Evoqua Water Technologies

The Internalift pump is an elegant solution to the problem of lifting water, wastewater, and other liquids in a variety of municipal and industrial applications. Evoqua Water Technologies is a comprehensive OEM resource for Internalift Screw Pump component replacements and repairs to ensure proper lifting of liquids in municipal or industrial applications. 

Best-In-Class Pumps With A 5-Year Warranty
By Sulzer Pumps Solutions Inc.

Since joining Sulzer USA three years ago, national distribution manager Robert Wright has continuously been amazed by his strong team that does whatever it takes to help customers all over the country.

Protect Your Pump And Keep It Longer
By Fluid Components International

In today’s complex and frequently rugged process plant environments, liquid pumps are often overworked and under-protected from adverse operating conditions. Many pumps run nearly nonstop 24 hours a day over multiple shifts. Poor operating conditions can reduce pump performance, require extra maintenance, shorten their lives, and increase costs.

Historic Town Remedies FOG Problem
By Flygt -- A Xylem Brand

Among the pump stations managed by Branford, CT, is a long-term problematic station located at Burban Street. There were two primary problems at this station: 1) clogging from modern-day trash and raggy, stringy materials, and 2) fats, oils, and grease (FOG) from a nearby nursing home and restaurants, which accumulate and float on the water surface, resulting in a horrendous mess.

Encore 700 Pump Sizing Tool
From UGSI Solutions, Inc.

Use the Encore 700 Pump Sizing Tool to configure a recommendation for the most reliable chemical metering pump on the market.

The Basics Of Anti-Friction Pump Bearings
By KSB, Inc.

When we think of pumps, we seem to focus on what material is being pumped, how fast, how efficient, and its overall reliability. However, what we tend to not think about as much are the little heroes inside the pump that are making it all go around, no pun intended.

Industry News

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the arrest and filing of felony charges against five individuals for the misuse of public funds amidst widespread corruption at the Panoche Water District in the Central Valley.

Technology Showcase
Self-Cleaning Trashrack

For the toughest debris conditions, the Duperon Self-Cleaning Trashrack easily handles heavy vegetation, large refuse, logs, and other harsh, rugged debris. The front-clean, rear-return technology is able to stand idle for long periods, yet still reliably start whenever a storm or rain event occurs.

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Mobile Water Services: ACTIFLO Clarification

Veolia Water Technologies provides clients with mobile water solutions utilizing the Actiflo Turbo high-rate clarification technology. With more than 800 references around the world, the Actiflo technology has been in use for municipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment for more than 20 years.

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Veolia Water Technologies
Water Distribution System Wireless Monitoring Solutions

Providing water distribution monitoring solutions since 1987, Telog continues to offer the industry’s leading remote data acquisition system, including the most comprehensive family of battery-powered, environmentally rugged, wireless monitors available from any single supplier.

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Telog, A Trimble Company
CSM Nanofiltration Membrane Elements

CSM nanofiltration (NF) membranes are capable of selectively rejecting divalent ions, making it ideal for a wide range of applications. Typical uses include production of food and beverages, dye recovery, water softening, and removal of specific impurities (e.g., color, DBP, THM) for potable use.

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Toray Membrane USA
Recommended Resources
Introducing BEACON AMA

Introducing BEACON Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA), a new managed solution for utilities from Badger Meter.

Retirements With OpWorks

Operator turnover and retirements can be difficult for facilities. See how OpWorks makes the transfer of information easier.

Utility Deploys Ignition For SCADA And Much More: Video

People enjoy their water in Lynchburg, VA. The city of nearly 80,000 is next to the James River, which residents use for boating, swimming, and fishing. Meanwhile, the City of Lynchburg Department of Water Resources is hard at work providing water, wastewater, and stormwater service to the community.

Low-Pressure Oil-Free Screw Compressors ZE ZA (VSD)

As the cornerstone of many production processes, low-pressure compressed air is essential to keep production going. Atlas Copco’s full range of low-pressure, oil-free air solutions offers a combination of high reliability and energy efficiency, providing a 100 percent certified supply of oil-free air for a broad spectrum of industrial applications.

Featured Guest Column
How Much Do We Care About Water Resources And Water Safety?
By Mary Scott Nabers

Now that the Trump infrastructure plan has been released, the question is, “Will it hold water?”

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