Flushables White Papers and Case Studies

  1. Clogs Draw a “Get Out of Jail Free” Card
    2/13/2017

    Although by no means overwhelming, clogging problems in a county prison wastewater treatment system had simply become a nuisance, and it was time to take action with new technology to solve the problem. Read the full case study to learn more.

  2. No Compromise On Reliability: A WWTP Turns On A Dime
    2/10/2017

    Once discovering its main pump station was at risk, a critical Canadian wastewater treatment plant quickly set up a large bypass pumping system to allow the replacement of pump motors.

  3. Flygt Helps Town Go From Rags To Riches
    8/2/2016

    The hassles of pump ragging lead a South Carolina Public Service District to change out problematic pumps for Flygt N3171 submersibles.

  4. Pump Station’s Non-Dispersibles Problem: Solved
    9/17/2015

    Sun City, AZ, has had the same wastewater treatment plant since the '70s, along with a new, expensive problem: non-dispersible waste.

  5. Monsters Protect Pump Station, Weather Storms In Scotland
    7/14/2015

    Pump blockages and rags are a significant barrier to energy and operational efficiencies at pump stations, causing unscheduled shut downs, safety hazards for operators, costly equipment repairs and increased power usage due to a decrease in the pumps’ hydraulic performance. Scottish Water observed these negative effects caused by an influx of wipes and rags throughout a network of area pump stations. Engineers looked to a proven, powerful solution in the form of two JWC Environmental Channel Monster® grinders at one of their most problematic sites.

  6. Upgrade Of Channel Monster Cuts Wipes Problem And $78k From Electrical Bill
    6/3/2015

    Keeping up with both the water needs and sewage disposal of the Santa Margarita Water District has come with significant challenges, particularly due to both the increase in influent and change in the makeup and durability of the sewage running through the district’s reclaimed-water facility.

  7. How To Get A One-Year Payback On Retrofit Chopper Pumps For Your Packaged Lift Station
    3/16/2015

    The Independence Hill Conservancy District's Taney Lift Station was having continuous problems with wipes, swiffers, and plastics deposited in the incoming lines, which then broke loose in storms and overwhelmed the old non-clog pumps.

  8. Equipment Chosen For Efficiency And Reliability In Lift Station Overhaul
    3/4/2015

    The 5.8 million gallon per day (mgd) Fairwood Lift Station, one of 76 major stations in the Hot Springs system, experienced frequent overflows. Particularly, the station struggled during heavy rainfall events or when pumps clogged because of increasingly popular "disposable" products such as duster heads, cleaning cloths, and disinfecting wipes, which can build up on the leading edge of the pump impeller and become entangled, reducing the efficiency of the pump or even causing a complete stoppage.

  9. N-pumps End Clogging Problems, Improve Efficiency
    3/1/2015

    The use of so-called ”disposable” products such as personal care and cleaning wipes caused recurring clogs in the pump impellers at a 1,350-gpm (gallons per minute) lift station operated by the city of Waconia, Minnesota.

  10. Lift Station Reduces Clogging, Lowers Operating Expenses With Self-Cleaning Pumps
    1/8/2014

    Aging pumps at Jackson Energy Authority’s Rolling Acres Lift Station (Jackson, Tenn.) resulted in frequent clogging and outages that required costly maintenance and repair.