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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…
Speece Cone installation at the Marston Reservoir.
Speece Cone installation at the Marston Reservoir.
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Sep 1 2020
Raw water drawn from deep reservoirs or lakes can acquire undesirable taste, odor, and elevated manganese issues, especially in autumn, when seasonal…
One of the mast-mounted Flygt mixers.
One of the mast-mounted Flygt mixers.
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Sep 1 2020
For almost 50 years, CPS Energy of San Antonio has drawn water from the San Antonio River to recharge Braunig and Calaveras Lakes, which the utility…
Two Flygt propeller-style submersible pumps were installed at the stormwater pump station.
Two Flygt propeller-style submersible pumps were installed at the stormwater pump station.
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Sep 1 2020
Because of its low-lying location on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River, the city of Hoboken, New Jersey, has struggled for generations with…
The Turning Stone Resort and Casino.
The Turning Stone Resort and Casino.
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Sep 1 2020
The Turning Stone Resort and Casino, 30 miles east of Syracuse, NY, is a destination golf and entertainment complex owned and operated by the Oneida…
A lift station in the village of Hartland, WI.
A lift station in the village of Hartland, WI.
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Sep 1 2020
In the village of Hartland, Wisconsin, submersible pumps at the village’s lift stations were frequently becoming clogged, resulting in emergency…
Flygt pumps ready for installation at the Chihuahuita Storm Sewer Pump Station.
Flygt pumps ready for installation at the Chihuahuita Storm Sewer Pump Station.
Sep 1 2020
The city of El Paso, Texas lies on the tip of the Chihuahuan desert, and it is not uncommon for a year’s worth of rain to occur in a matter of days…
Xylem and James Island PSD work together to solve ragging issues at PS11.
Xylem and James Island PSD work together to solve ragging issues at PS11.
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Sep 1 2020
The Town of James Island is a beautiful, unique island in South Carolina that is nestled amongst the waters of the Charleston Harbor and the…
Route 35 devastation from Hurricane Sandy.
Route 35 devastation from Hurricane Sandy.
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Sep 1 2020
Running along the Barnegat Peninsula in Ocean County—a thin sliver of land located between the Atlantic Ocean and Barnegat Bay— Route 35 is not just…
A rendered pump station image showing the high-flow arrangment of the FSI.
A rendered pump station image showing the high-flow arrangment of the FSI.
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Sep 1 2020
The Des Moines Metropolitan Wastewater Reclamation Authority (WRA) protects public health and enhances the environment by recycling wastewater and…
BEFORE: Sand bags were placed on the pumps to decrease vibration.
BEFORE: Sand bags were placed on the pumps to decrease vibration.
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Sep 1 2020
Ada Township—population of about 13,000—is located several miles east of Grand Rapids in Kent County, Michigan. The township owns and operates its…
Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, New Jersey.
Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, New Jersey.
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Aug 31 2020
The 200-acre Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, New Jersey, opened on July 30, 1870, just three miles from the seashore town of Long Branch. The…
Concertor trial pump ready to be installed.
Concertor trial pump ready to be installed.
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Aug 31 2020
The Suffolk County Department of Public Works Stony Brook Pump Station was facing on-going interruptions to pumping operations as a result of “…
Chester County Prison pump station.
Chester County Prison pump station.
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Aug 31 2020
Although by no means overwhelming, clogging problems in a county prison wastewater treatment system had simply become a nuisance, and it was time to…
Concertor trial pump.
Concertor trial pump.
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Aug 31 2020
A progressive private utilities company in Louisiana was chomping at the bit to try new pump station technology that would eliminate clogs and…
Concertor® on the site, ready for installation.
Concertor® on the site, ready for installation.
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Aug 31 2020
The Genesee County (MI) Drain Commissioner, Division of Water & Waste Services (GCDC-WWS) is responsible for the construction and maintenance of…
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