A Better Way to Pump

June 3, 2019

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Smith & Loveless Inc. can be reached at www.smithandloveless.com or 913.888.5201. 


The above-ground Everlast wet well mounted pump stations strike a balance between cost-effectiveness, reliability and operational efficiency for municipalities, private developments and businesses transferring small-to-medium sized flows of wastewater.

All pumping equipment, valves and controls are immediately accessible at ground level, so these systems are more convenient and cost-effective to operate than submersible pumps. These packaged stations arrive pre-assembled with all equipment installed on a common base and a quick-access enclosure, allowing quick and easy installation on the wet well after basic suction pipe and electrical connections are completed.

Immediate and safe ground-level access to the pumping equipment means these systems reduce the time and personnel required to perform regular operations and maintenance (O&M). Confined space entry and associated requirements are virtually eliminated, including permitting, harnesses, gas monitoring equipment, and other Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Class 1 Division 1 requirements. 

Routine tasks such as pulling a pump to change a seal or impeller can be completed in minutes by a single operator, without the use of outside contractors or pricey pump maintenance centers. This contributes significantly to lower Everlast parts expenses and O&M costs when compared to submersible pumps—documented by as much as 50% or more—and long service life.

Driving every Everlast pump station are proprietary Star One non-clog pumps, each designed to meet the 10 States Standard for passing 3-in. solids. These pumps—with their exclusive oversized stainless-steel pump shafts, oversized bearings, and bronze seal housings—deliver the industry’s longest service life and high efficiencies. The larger diameter of the shaft provides increased rigidity, while its stainless-steel composition eliminates the possibility of rusting, one of the leading causes of eventual pump failure for wastewater solids handling pumps. For applications experiencing a high volume of pump clogs caused by wipes, rags, stringy or unusual trashy items, the X-Peller impeller is available. It passes these types of items with its proprietary mono-port design.