Smith & Loveless Inc.
Known globally for superior engineering and manufacturing capabilities, Smith & Loveless is one of the most recognized water and wastewater pumping and treatment groups in the world. Backed by 55 years of experience and tens of thousands of installations on all continents, our expert team includes Smith & Loveless Inc., its affiliated companies, licensees, and representatives. Together as one source, we bring to the marketplace some of the most innovative and cost-effective water and wastewater treatment and pumping system solutions. We deliver innovative systems and products designed for today’s owners, operators and asset managers.


14040 Santa Fe Trail Dr.
Lenexa, KS 66215-1284
United States
Phone: 913.888.5201
Fax: 913.888.2173

Products + Services

The Pista Vio grit removal system offers the flexibility of the inlet and outlet channels at any variable angle up to the full 360 degrees of the circular chamber, offering simple installation into existing sites or an efficient footprint for new sites. An innovative hydraulically forced ring-and-tunnel system still creates the vortex flow path necessary to provide 95% grit removal down to 105... more
  • The Pista Vio grit removal system offers the flexibility of the inlet and outlet channels at any variable angle up to the full 360 degrees of the circular chamber, offering simple installation into existing sites or an efficient footprint for new sites. An innovative hydraulically forced ring-and-tunnel system still creates the vortex flow path necessary to provide 95% grit removal down to 105... more
  • The Titan MBR Qube is a complete, factory-built, packaged wastewater treatment system featuring a compact design for simple shipping and mobility. Equipped with the same Titan MBR technology that has made Smith & Loveless an industry leader in pre-engineered treatment systems, the Titan MBR Qube provides simple, economical and efficient plug-and-play treatment in a much... more
  • Titan MBR delivers high-quality wastewater effluent for up to 3 mgd (131 L/sec) per tank, allowing for reuse. Fully submerged in the aeration zone, Smith & Loveless flat-plate membranes maintain high permeability and flux rates, experience less wear and tear than hollow-fiber types and can simply be cleaned in place. more
  • Specifically designed for applications with high volumes of consumer flushables, the X-PELLER impeller even works well in low-flow conditions. The impeller was designed for vacuum-primed and flooded-suction Smith & Loveless pumps. It has successfully been proven in hundreds of installations that the X-PELLER effectively expels high volumes of consumer flushables, including wipes, rags and... more
  • The Classic Wet Well Mounted Pump Station delivers municipalities and industries a fully customized packaged lift station solution. It is compact and above-grade, and it arrives ready for installation after being factory-built and tested. An easy-lift fiberglass enclosure (fitted with Smith & Loveless gas shocks) provides instant access to all station equipment and protection from the... more
  • The Formula X Wet Well Mounted Pump Station embodies the Smith & Loveless design philosophy of pump station excellence. The combination of proven Smith & Loveless pumps and advanced, factory-built technology demonstrates why this station sets industry standards. It is equipped with an array of standard components and features, delivering superior convenience and automation throughout... more
  • Smith & Loveless delivers effective workspace per total area in the new R2 Wet Well Mounted Pump Station (WWMPS). R2 means “rectangular and recessed,” and it is this combination that equates to streamlined station arrangements and significantly more room inside than circular designs. Being recessed yet with grade level access, the station maintains a low profile, earth insulation... more
  • When you need a high-capacity pump station to handle flow variation ranging from a tiny trickle to full-capacity flow, the above-grade Capsular Wet Well Mounted Pump Station easily races to a maximum station capacity of up to 7,200 gpm (450 liters per second) in seconds. This walk-in station comes in 8-ft, 6-in. and 10-ft, 6-in. wide station configurations to accommodate shipping limitations... more
  • The Titan MBR Mem-Box is an upgrade option that can double plant capacity while also reducing costs. It features a compact design that facilitates insertion into an existing plant with minimal changes to the existing plant structure while doubling plant capacity. It is designed to insert into a plant’s existing aeration basin (concrete or steel), making it more cost-effective than designing... more
  • Engineered and preassembled in Smith & Loveless’ quality-controlled factory, the Titan MBR Mem-Frame is a wastewater treatment system that is designed for insertion into any concrete aeration basin. Containing robust, flat-plate Titan MBR membranes, the Mem-Frame maintains high permeability and consistent flux. The frame is fixed to the tank, and the membrane modules... more
  • sludge treatment
    The patented Fixed Activated Sludge Treatment (FAST) Process is a fixed-film, aerobic treatment system designed for tackling variable load and flow conditions. Proven in thousands of installations worldwide, FAST consists of tankage packed with completely submerged media. The FAST media creates a high surface area-to-volume ratio, which, combined with internal settling... more
    sludge treatment
  • Proven in hundreds of installations, the Model R Oxigest treatment system provides stable operation and flexible process options for sanitary and industrial/process wastewater applications. The Oxigest design encompasses complete aeration, clarification and advanced treatment in concentric tankage while allowing these unit processes to be individually separated and controlled. Its... more
  • The Pista 360 grit chamber is equipped with the patented V-Force Baffle, which is an integral flow control baffle for both the inlet and outlet of the main chamber. The V-Force Baffle is designed to direct the inlet flow into the chamber in a manner that ensures the proper vortex flow and prevents short-circuiting, allowing for a full 360° rotation through the... more
  • The Pista Turbo grit washer uses Tri-Cleanse Technology to produce clean grit while minimizing the odor caused by putrescible organics and the costs associated with growing landfill restrictions. It boasts a sleek, compact design with a similar footprint to Smith & Loveless’s screw conveyor. The Pista Turbo grit washer uses an inlet hopper to... more
  • The custom-engineered Smith & Loveless Pista Pro-Pak features a factory-assembled Pista drive assembly, vacuum priming system and controls mounted to a steel base and housed within a retractable fiberglass enclosure. The drive motor, pump and related components are factory prewired and mounted to the base to minimize and expedite field installation. more
  • The Smith & Loveless Obex spiral fine screen system comes complete with PLC controls and a color HMI screen. It is a high-performance system that protects equipment and enhances plant operations by removing trash items and debris from treatment processes. Small solids are captured by the front of the screen; brushes then clean the front of the screen and allow the solids to be carried up... more
  • The Pista Works system combines screening, grit removal and grit washing in one integrated package. System components are constructed of stainless steel and use a number of the brand’s grit removal technologies. Package components include ANSI flanged connections, a 6-mm Obex spiral fine screen, two platforms for equipment access and a PLC-based control system with a touch screen. The system... more


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Recreating Responsibly

The Bishop Hodges Pastoral Center is a year-round West Virginia recreational facility known for hosting camps, business meetings and other social events. From week to... more

Clogging Problems From Flushables Get Expelled

Wastewater pump clogging issues caused by “flushables”—consumer products like wipes that are often marketed as safe for flushing—are well documented. But that does not... more

Town Saves Money, Gains Efficiency with Pump Retrofits

America’s wastewater is conveyed daily by tens of thousands of pump stations, many of which were originally installed in the post-war boom era as our nation rapidly... more

Pump Stations Cut Costs for Florida City

The burgeoning suburb of Pembroke Pines, Fla., boasts a forward-thinking motto: “Join Us and Progress with Us.” It certainly fits because the city is one of the Sunshine... more

Meat Processing Company Chooses Lift Station Design

Quality products with low-cost efficiencies reign supreme in the environmental marketplace. When a major pork producer sought cost-effective pumping solutions to improve... more

Smith & Loveless Acquires Schloss

Smith & Loveless Inc. has acquired the assets of headworks equipment designer Schloss Engineered Equipment Inc. of Aurora, Colo. The parties agreed not to disclose... more

Water Industry Veteran Dies

Smith & Loveless Inc. announced the passing of Senior Engineering Consultant Frank G. Weis P.E., one of the nation’s longest tenured professional engineers. Weis,... more

Water & Wastewater Equipment Manufacturer’s Association Names New Vice Chairman

Frank J. Rebori, president of Smith and Loveless Inc., was named Vice Chairman of the Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturer's Association (WWEMA) at their 104th... more

California Pump Station Uses Pump Impeller to Prevent Clogs, Bolster Operations

Executives chose the X-PELLER from Smith & Loveless to mitigate blockage from cleaning wipesFor the residential community of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., durable... more

Smith and Loveless Release New Grit Removal Product

The PISTA WORKS provides complete screening and grit removal in one packageSmith & Loveless Inc. announced its latest headworks innovation, PISTA WORKS, offering a... more

Forced Vortex Baffle Developments Improve Grit Removal Performance and Design Flexibility

In today’s domestic wastewater treatment plant landscape, forced vortex chamber systems are the predominate choice for grit removal. These systems capably protect... more

California Resort Community Wipes Out Pump Clog Problems

The main culprit causing regular pump clogs in the community of Big Bear City, Calif., is one that occurs all too often in collection systems across the nation: consumer... more

Clogging Problems From Flushables Get Expelled

Wastewater pump clogging issues caused by “flushables”—consumer products like wipes that are often marketed as safe for flushing—are well documented. But that does not... more

High-Head Pumping Knowhow

Reducing energy demands in municipal wastewater infrastructure continues to grow in importance, especially in wastewater collection systems. In high-head pumping... more

Getting Rid of Grit

The simple yet effective philosophy undertaken by Rogers, Ark., Water Utilities Plant Manager Mike Lawrence and his staff is “do the very best job we can.” Doing the... more

Product Categories

Control Panels; Sludge Digesters; Controllers, Pump; Flocculation Equipment; Flotation Equipment


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