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Pump Station Energy And Maintenance – Solved

Source: Flygt -- A Xylem Brand
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Flat topography, low elevation, and high rainfall conspire to make collection and treatment a hassle in Jefferson Parish, LA, requiring more than 500 lift stations to get the job done. Learn how a new wastewater pumping system virtually eliminated maintenance and reduced energy consumption by as much as 75%.

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Jefferson Parish, LA, just up the river from New Orleans, was dealt a bad hand when it comes to wastewater. Its flat topography, low elevation, and high rainfall conspire to make collection and treatment a hassle, requiring more than 500 lift stations to get the job done. That’s a lot of energy, in addition to increasingly burdensome maintenance for the 30- to 40-year-old systems.

Then Xylem put the Flygt Experior™ in place as a pilot project at four of the worst offending stations. The result:

  • Clogging overflows ceased – in one case, from nearly every day to zero.
  • An average of 50% energy reduction, with a high of 75%.
  • Maintenance virtually eliminated, thanks to self-cleaning, intelligent controls.
  • Money saved, from all of the above (plus more).

Equally important as the measurable benefits, if not more so, is the impact the pumps are having on the community. In that regard as well, the Flygt Experior has delivered.

"We’re going to move forward in trying to provide the best service for our residents,” said Linda Daly, director of sewerage with Jefferson Parish, “which includes using these pumps."

Learn more about why Daly is so sold on Flygt Experior in this Water Online Radio Case Study. You’ll also get perspectives from George Peart of Gulf States Engineering and Lisa Riles and Rick Reyes of Xylem.

The Xylem contingent provides not only product detail, but also introduces a helpful tool to procure investment dollars. With Xylem's Energy Calculator, municipalities can enter information to discover how much energy they’ll save, in dollars, with the Flygt Experior. It’s all a click away in our Radio Case Study of the Month.