Case Study

Submersible Pumps Eliminate Flood Damage Concerns At LaGuardia Airport

Source: Flygt -- A Xylem Brand

During Hurricane Sandy, La Guardia Airport’s five stormwater pump stations lost power, resulting in flooding of an estimated 100 million gallons of water.  The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey quickly moved up its planned renovations and installed nine axial flow pumps capable of moving large volumes of water at low heads. The propeller-type pumps have motors that are invulnerable to submersion during high-water incidents, improving the airport’s stormwater control, flexibility, and operational efficiency.