• Explore how a wastewater treatment plant in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, addressed clogging and maintenance issues with the Duperon Dual Auger System. 

  • Xylem Rental Solutions engineered an affordable and functional temporary bypass system to keep water out of a sedimentation basin so crews could erect a weir to reduce the potential for carbon discharge into the Niagara River.

  • There’s no good time to interrupt production at a manufacturing facility. For a worldwide leader in audio equipment, halting production for a facility maintenance project leading up to the busy holiday season was not an option.

  • The City of Albion, Michigan completed the update of several components of its four-MGD plant in the fall 2017. Afterwards, plant superintendent Kent Phillips 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.

  • Explore stories of real success with wastewater treatment at oil/gas refineries, and LNG and chemical plants. 

  • When a major pork producer sought cost-effective pumping solutions to one of its Kansas facilities’ wastewater system, the search led to an installation of a Smith & Loveless above-grade pump station.

  • Lift stations collect and transport our waste for treatment so that lakes, rivers, and streams can remain clean and safe. But in the immortal words of Leonard Cohen, we don’t talk about “what’s really going on below” in order to understand how important this infrastructure is to the continued function of our society. It’s time to reveal our buried infrastructure and appreciate what goes in to building lift stations for long-term safe and efficient operations.

  • 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.

  • Sewage spills in Florida are frequent. A newspaper report in 2019 found deteriorating sewers released 1.6 billion gallons of wastewater within a decade in communities throughout the state. Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, and even tony Boca Raton, labeled the “Beverly Hills of Florida” with its yacht clubs and fancy restaurants, were among the regions impacted by failing systems.

  • Wastewater treatment plant operators have dealt with clogging problems at their plants and pump stations for decades, but the meteoric rise in the use of disposable wipes and other non-dispersible products has accelerated the problem to epidemic proportions.


  • Monster Stack™

    Debris in the waste stream varies throughout. The JWC Monster Stack customizes the cutters across the cutter stack to match the expected debris and environment.

  • Monster Metal

    Monster Metal is a trade secret alloy with the right balance of carbon for strength and chromium for corrosion resistance. The result is Monster Metal increases the usable life of your grinder cutters.

  • Schreiber Screw Pump

    Schreiber’s screw pumps utilize a unique single row, self-aligning, combination radial / thrust lower, spherical roller support bearing with a minimum L-10 life of 100,000 hours. The lower bearing lubrication system is simple and reliable by requiring only a transparent oil reservoir and feed tube to provide oil by gravity, without elaborate pressurized grease systems and their inherent operational concerns. A simple pillow block or flanged bearing provides radial support at the upper shaft.

    Learn more about screw pumps.

  • Sewage Lift Station Pumping System

    Lack of sufficient straight pipe run made it impossible to successfully apply the preferred magnetic flow meter (magmeter) to accurately measure the flow of raw sewage.

  • Channel Monster Flex

    The patent pending Channel Monster FLEX consists of a FLEX Grinder and a Solids Diverter with perforated screen connected by a FLEX Frame. The Channel Monster FLEX continues the Channel Monster legacy of high flow capacity while capturing and shredding rags, rocks, wood, and other solids into small pieces to pass harmlessly through pumps, pipes, and process equipment.


One municipality keeps detailed records on all repair and maintenance work orders and costs for its 53 pump stations, some submersible and some S&L Wet Well Mounted. A 12-year study of the data revealed nearly 56 percent lower operating expenses for the S&L stations compared to submersibles—a differential of nearly 30 labor hours and $2,750 per station per year!