• 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.

  • Stories of real success with wastewater treatment at oil/gas refineries, and LNG and chemical plants are explored. See six systems designed for regulatory compliance while maintaining preservation of capital reserves. These systems illustrate the crucial need to balance corporate responsibility and corporate earnings when considering wastewater treatment at these types of industrial facilities.

  • 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.

  • Electric submersible pump is another game-changing rental solution

  • Lift stations are an essential component of many municipal and industrial wastewater collection systems to move sewage from low to high elevation. Such is the case for the John Street lift station in Monroe County, New York, which serves both a large residential community and the nearby campus of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).

  • For decades, the standard in temporary bypass pumping has been diesel-powered portable pumps, and for good reason: Their flexibility and the ability to set them up anywhere has made them the go-to choice. But with fluctuating fuel and rising servicing costs, as well as growing interest in cleaner, greener sources of power, electric-drive pumps can be a viable alternative for project needs, especially for longer-term projects.


  • 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.

  • LIFT Series Wastewater System Lift Station

    Newterra® LIFT Series wastewater lift stations are designed to transfer sewage and grey water from the point of generation to the newterra wastewater treatment plant.

  • 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.


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!