Landia Chopper Pumps Complete 10 Years of Service at NASCAR Track

April 15, 2016
Sewage in village increases during races

Chopper pumps made by Landia have completed 10 years of service in lift stations that serve the Michigan International Speedway, NASCAR's fastest track.

For the village of Brooklyn, located between three lakes, the sewage system that typically serves a population of just over 1,200 has to cope with sewage from 90,000 to 130,000 people when race fans descend on Michigan International Speedway’s 1,400-plus acre site.

“Before we had the Landia equipment, our previous pumps were guaranteed to plug up”, said Keith Kotsch, Department of Public Works director for the village of Brooklyn.

“During the past decade,” he added, “the Landia chopper pumps have certainly moved a lot of sewage and lots of other non-sewage—at times, everything under the sun.  Over four days for NASCAR and many other events, such huge numbers of visitors having fun will inevitably result in serious demands on equipment durability, but the Landia Chopper Pumps have surpassed all expectations for performance and reliability”.

Requiring a full service in the Brooklyn area just once per year, the pumps are designed with an external knife system that prevents large solids from entering the pump casing.

Michigan International Speedway is a NASCAR national park with 18 degree banking and 73-ft wide sweeping turns. It opened in 1968.

Source: Landia

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