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Fig. 1 Example of vertical turbine high service pumps.
Sep 23 2020
The need to efficiently and effectively locate, treat and distribute clean water for human consumption is a growing one. Last year, a government-…
Sep 22 2020
The California Gold Rush may have ended over 150 years ago, but its effects can still be seen in rivers and surrounding land that it took place in in…
Sep 22 2020
Precision Pumping Systems choose Easi-Set from Mountain West Precast for their San Manuel water project. The structure was shipped assembled to PPS…
Sep 22 2020
Chem-Pro® CD1 provides a solution to the problem of dosing with gas forming chemical like peracetic acid or sodium hypochlorite. It experiences no…
Sep 3 2020
1. VFDs can wreck motor windings. VFDs control motors with a simulated sine\ wave known as pulse width modulation (PWM). The problem is that peak…
Sep 3 2020
A rotary lobe chopper pump is playing a key role in the continuing success of an award-winning waste-to-energy operation in the Outer Hebrides,…
TOPS Hatch Cover
TOPS Hatch Cover
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Sep 3 2020
The city of Haverhill, MA, a community of 68,000, shares much in common with the sewage infrastructure of other long-established New England…
Debris pulled from a lift station.
Debris pulled from a lift station.
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Sep 3 2020
This article appeared in the October 2012 issue of Water and Waste Digest. Located across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon, the City of…
Dohm is optimistic that the chronic pump failures are finally behind him.
Dohm is optimistic that the chronic pump failures are finally behind him.
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Sep 3 2020
Robert Dohm knows a lot about fluid-handling pumps. He spent much of his working life as a pump mechanic at a chemical company’s plant in West…
Expedited delivery and installation resolved the station’s immediate vulnerability.
Expedited delivery and installation resolved the station’s immediate vulnerability.
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Sep 3 2020
The collection system in Thief River Falls, Minnesota serves 8,500 residents. 14 pump stations are situated along 43 miles of sewage collection lines…
Inside the lift station.
Inside the lift station.
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Sep 3 2020
The scenic community of Waupaca, Wisconsin derived its name from the translation of a Native American term meaning “clear water”. It seems doubly…
Old pumps.
Old pumps.
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Sep 3 2020
Ypsilanti, Michigan is a city of 19,435 in Washtenaw County. Ypsilanti, or Ypsi as it is commonly referred, is six miles east of Ann Arbor, MI. …
The Sni-A-Bar WWTP.
The Sni-A-Bar WWTP.
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Sep 3 2020
The Sni-A-Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) serves the nearby cities of Blue Springs and Grain Valley, Missouri. In 2013, the city of Blue…
The Fairwood Lift Station with Godwin Dri-Prime Backup pump unit.
The Fairwood Lift Station with Godwin Dri-Prime Backup pump unit.
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Sep 3 2020
The City of Hot Springs wastewater treatment system serves 23,000 customers and requires maintenance of more than 600 miles of gravity and force…
Preparing pump for installation.
Preparing pump for installation.
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Sep 3 2020
Hidden Valley Lake is a lakeside residential development outside of Lawrenceville, Indiana in Dearborn County. Valley Rural Utilities Company (VRUC)…
The former pump used for mixing the sludge held in the bolted steel tank shown at lower right presented a bottleneck due to frequent clogging that caused the sludge to settle out in the bottom of the tank.
The former pump used for mixing the sludge held in the bolted steel tank shown at lower right presented a bottleneck due to frequent clogging that caused the sludge to settle out in the bottom of the tank.
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Sep 1 2020
A city of 13,000, Auburn, Indiana operates an activated sludge secondary WWTP facility. Located within commuting distance north of Fort Wayne, the…
Aging pumps replaced with Flygt N-Pumps.
Aging pumps replaced with Flygt N-Pumps.
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Sep 1 2020
Jackson Energy Authority serves nearly 40,000 residences, businesses, and industrial customers in and around Jackson, TN. Two aging 7.5-horsepower 3-…
Installation of Flygt submersible pumps at LaGuardia airport.
Installation of Flygt submersible pumps at LaGuardia airport.
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Sep 1 2020
Hurricane Sandy paralyzed LaGuardia Airport as it rolled through the Northeast in October 2012. After the airport’s five stormwater pump stations…
Workers at the Atherton Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Workers at the Atherton Wastewater Treatment Plant.
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Sep 1 2020
Built in the 1980s, Little Blue Valley Sewer District operates Atherton, which was designed to reduce the primary process chain to preliminary bar…
Aerial view of the Adams Field Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Aerial view of the Adams Field Wastewater Treatment Plant.
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Sep 1 2020
The Adams Field Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) receives wastewater from 63,000 homes and businesses. Designed in 1961 for primary treatment, the…
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