Flushables White Papers and Case Studies

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Flygt Experior™ Pump System Helps Louisiana Lift Station Overcome Clogging Problems
    1/4/2013

    Jefferson Parish, Louisiana extends along a 15-mile wide corridor west of and upriver from New Orleans. As demonstrated by the recent Hurricane Isaac, the Parish is vulnerable to tropical storms and hurricanes from June through November in a region already known for high rainfall events throughout the year.

  6. New Report On Clogging And Throughlet Size
    1/3/2013

    Pump manufacturers have traditionally believed that pump clogging can be avoided by making the internal pump throughlet equal to or larger than what can be flushed down a toilet. By Isabelle Kliger

  7. Case Study: Connecticut Town Benefits From Retrofit With The X-PELLER®
    1/19/2011

    The X-PELLER® is an S&L impeller upgrade that is specifically designed to pass high volumes of unusual trashy items through S&L pump stations. It is also available on new pump stations. By Smith & Loveless, Inc.

  8. Case Study: X-PELLER® Eliminates Hand Wipe Clogs With Ease
    1/19/2011

    Designed to bring practicality and ease to daily, personal sanitary needs, increasingly durable disposable hand wipes have been making a mess with wastewater pump stations. By Smith & Loveless, Inc.

  9. Lift Stations: Attacking The 'New Sewage' With Vaughan Chopper Pumps
    3/29/2010

    Disposable, throw-away products are making raw sewage pumping tougher than ever. The Jefferson Street Pump Station at the City of Centralia, WA had a problem demanding a cost-effective solution.