COLLECTION SYSTEMS RESOURCES

  • Ross Valley Sanitary District in San Rafael, California services approximately 47,000 mostly residential customers over a 27 square mile service area. They have 5 major pump stations, which is where Ross Valley found themselves having the most trouble. The existing channel grinders were simply not reliable. “It was a constant headache,” said Philip Marcantonio, Senior Collection System Worker. “The pumps were ragging up sometimes twice a week and sometimes twice a day.” The plant reported that the machines were not efficient at all. “It was a lot of extra work on us to keep the stations going,” Marcantonio said. On top of that, the constant downtime was causing even more than extra work; it was costing the district a lot of money. They knew this was not a sustainable system to keep their plant and stations running.

  • The city of Tampa is a colorful metropolis located on the western coast of Florida, part of an inlet cradling the Gulf Coast. In addition to being a major business and commercial hub, Tampa is known as a cultural and entertainment destination with its museums, clubs, and restaurants that pay tribute to its rich Cuban heritage. With year-round sunshine, shimmering waterfront, and warm hospitality, Tampa is truly a city with something for everyone.

  • Prior to the installation of the Duperon Self-Cleaning Trashrack at their intakes, the City of Dallas Hampton Road Pump Station operated without any protection in front of their stormwater grating. “We just had a grate in front with no mechanical cleaning,” remembers Dhruv Pandya, District Manager for the City of Dallas Department of Flood Control. “The pumps were suffering. They were continually getting clogged, and they didn’t have enough water coming in to function properly.”

  • Darey Hjelmeland, Plant Supervisor for the Rural Municipality of Gimli, manages the processing of incoming septage, creating a challenging blend of influent that can include a wide variety of debris: heavy rags, rocks, clothing, metal, soda cans and bottles, and more. The plant has likely processed “just about anything you’d never want to drop into a portable toilet,” Hjelmeland shared.

  • Hydrogeneration is the dominant source of energy in New Zealand, providing approximately 70% of total electricity. The Hornwort, a submersed, free-floating perennial which can reach nearly 20 feet of height above water, has invaded New Zealand’s waters. The plant quickly proved to be an issue for Genesis Energy at the Tokaanu Power Station, a 240 MW hydroelectric power station.

  • The Wayne County Downriver WWTF in Wyandotte, Michigan, is a CSO facility servicing 13 area communities with an average flow of 40 MGD. For wet weather and storm events, the plant is rated for 225 MGD—second only to Detroit in the state of Michigan. The plant is home to seven screens: four used during everyday flow, and an additional three accessed primarily during storm events.

  • The City of Grand Rapids, Michigan Wastewater Treatment Plant has four channels with a design flow of 61.9MGD, and which routinely manage up to 90MGD during storm events. An on-site retention basin, designed for the wet weather the city frequently experiences, holds up to 10M gallons—which, during storm events, can mean a potential of 125MGD-135MGD through the screens.

  • Kansas City is a dynamic metropolis on the banks of the Missouri River, home to nearly half a million residents—and a constant stream of visitors coming to enjoy the world-class barbecue and music scene. All that activity puts steady pressure on the city’s water and wastewater infrastructure. KC Water is the utility charged with meeting those needs.

  • The Drake Pump Station, located in Saginaw, Michigan experienced chronic pump maintenance due to flushable wipes. Although the dry pit pump station represented only 0.1 million gallons per day (mgd) of flow in the city’s collection network, it required a substantial amount of servicing – up to three times a week. This consisted of two operators spending four hours manually removing rags in a confined space entry to clean out the clogged pump. It was a dirty, unplanned, and time-consuming task.

  • Pablo Garcia, Global Business Development Manager at Sulzer, looks at how tunneling operations can be affected by the choice of pumping equipment used for dewatering.

WASTEWATER COLLECTION SYSTEMS SOLUTIONS

  • Xylem Wastewater Network Optimization: A Smart, End-To-End Wastewater Platform

    Sewer overflows are a growing problem for cities around the world. With more severe rain events expected due to climate change, solving this critical water challenge is more important than ever. Doing so affordably is even harder. Xylem Wastewater Network Optimization is a real-time decision support system (RT-DSS) utilizing smart sewer technology that gives utilities a better view into the performance and capacity utilization of their existing sewer system assets. This allows utility leaders to optimize levels of service while saving money, reducing risk and protecting the environment.

  • Duperon Dual Auger System

    A new alternative to grinders and chopper pumps in the collection system and plant headworks: the Duperon Dual Auger system is our solution to wipes.

  • SCREENMASTER® RT - Internally Fed, Fine Drum Screen System

    The SCREENMASTER® RT internally fed rotary drum screen employs a rotating drum and rugged construction to provide effective fine screening. This unit is employed in a wide variety of applications including wastewater, pulp and paper processing, tanning and slaughterhouse waste, produce washing, food processing and more. It is also used in the separation of debris from any variety of plant and equipment cleaning processes.

  • Wellpoint Pump, 6", Piston, Diesel

    BBA 6" Wellpoint Pump for Construction and Groundwater Management Applications

  • Odor Control

    Combat odor and corrosion problems in your collection system with BlueInGreen technology. Designed to eliminate sulfide production by promoting an aerobic environment, our odor control solutions offer an effective alternative to chemical treatment in force main and gravity sewers. 

WASTEWATER COLLECTION SYSTEMS VIDEOS

Ross Valley Sanitary District in San Rafael, California services approximately 47,000 mostly residential customers over a 27 square mile service area. They have 5 major pump stations, which is where Ross Valley found themselves having the most trouble. The existing channel grinders were simply not reliable. The constant downtime was causing even more than extra work; it was costing the district a lot of money. They knew this was not a sustainable system to keep their plant and stations running.