Pump Station Monitoring White Papers and Case Studies

  1. Hurricane Tested, Texas Approved
    9/12/2018

    During 2017’s Hurricane Harvey, the wettest tropical storm on record in the United States, over 52 inches of rain fell in the Houston area. The Vaughan pumps ran continuously for 72 hours with no plugging incidents and no problems while pumping over 2.5 million gallons of unscreened sewage through the lift station. It never flooded and none of the 150 homes served by this lift station experienced sewer back-ups.

  2. Level Measurement In Water And Wastewater Lift Stations
    9/12/2018

    Condensation, build up, obstructions and silt can cause difficulties in making reliable level measurements in lift station wet wells. New trends in low cost radar units solve these problems.

  3. Why One Hospital Switched From Submersbile Pumps To S&L Pump Stations
    9/4/2018

    Tough-to-access submersible pumps complicated life and increased costs for maintenance workers at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, United Kingdom.

  4. Upgraded Pumping System Eliminates Clogging
    8/30/2018

    The pumps that operated at the septage receiving wetwell at the Valley Forge Sewer Authority’s collection system in Phoenixville, PA were constantly clogging.

  5. Sludge Handling In The Sooner State
    5/18/2018

    Smaller Oklahoma city upgrades their wastewater treatment plant’s sludge handling system using the latest intelligent equipment. The new pumps went into service in April and May 2017 and the staff is thrilled that they have experienced no clogging.

  6. New Jersey Town Sticks With A Winner
    5/1/2018

    A northern New Jersey town decided to upgrade their main station utilizing the same equipment that has provided them with decades of reliable and trouble free service. When replacement options arose, the city immediately elected to stay with Flygt due to their positive experience with the quality and reliability of the equipment, combined with the availability of local service. Read the full case study to learn more.

  7. Successful Trials With Flygt Adaptive Mixing Technology
    4/2/2018

    Albion, MI, completed the update of several components of its four-MGD plant in the fall 2017. Afterwards, the plant superintendent became interested in testing the impact that optimizing his mixing might have on other aspects of his conventional activated sludge process with enhanced biological phosphorus removal. Read the full case study to learn how the test showed that there can be dramatic opportunities for right sizing mixer thrust, when the equipment is available to take advantage of it.

  8. Effective Odor Control In A Low Pressure Sewer System
    12/6/2017

    When the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County received odor complaints from a residential subdivision, Evoqua provided a rapid, cost-effective solution.

  9. Easy To Digest: H2S Removal Rids City Of Lift Station Odors
    8/11/2017

    A constant problem in many wastewater collection systems is the formation of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) in the lift stations as well as from biofilms further downstream in the delivery piping to the wastewater treatment plant. DO2E representatives suggested that the City of Taylorville (IL) use their proprietary digesters equipped with an ozone (O3) capability to remove this problem from our system.

  10. Sticking with Innovation That Works
    3/28/2017

    With a population of about 15,000, Steinbach is the third largest city in Manitoba and one of the fastest growing areas in Canada. The current system has been operating since 1993, an eternity in the world of technology. Because the wastewater department was already familiar with operating the existing Xylem/Flygt M&C SCADA system with Aquaview software and APP controllers, they decided to inquire what new technologies the company could offer. Read the full case study to learn more.