Case Study: Public Utility - Glastonbury WPCF

CASE STUDY
INDUSTRIAL FLUID TRANSFER: Mud Sucker® Diaphragm Pumps

Profile

Town of Glastobury WPCF Expansion and Upgrade

Model selected

Mud Sucker® 4BW-EC-M

Flow rate

Up to 110 GPM

Fluid type

Septage, raw sewage

Objective

Provide new septage receiving equipment for plant upgrade and expansion

Consulting Engineer

Wright-Pierce

Contractor

C.H. Nickerson

Town of Glastonbury WPCF


Background

The Town of Glastonbury is a central Connecticut town located less than 10 minutes from Hartford. Over 33,000 residents depend on the water pollution control facility for sanitary wastewater treatment services. 

Issue

With a rising population and a large geographic area, the town has undertaken a major upgrade and expansion in recent years. The facility has seen success with mechanical walking beam style diaphragm for years, with minimal maintenance requirements or spare parts needs. 

Pumping Equipment

Wright-Pierce Engineers specified the Mud Sucker walking beam diaphragm pump series with a 4” connection and fluid handling capabilities of 110 GPM. The walking beam series features both suction and discharge valve chambers that hold a 5 1/8” ball valve to help prevent clogging when pumping thickened municipal sewage. The pump also features a Santoprene diaphragm with an advanced seal to minimize leaks. Wastecorp worked with New England contractor C.H. Nickerson on the final training and installation services for Glastonbury’s new Mud Sucker. With a proven track record for municipal wastewater treatment projects and heavy industrial pumping applications, Wastecorp is a worldwide leader in diaphragm pump manufacturing and training services . 

The Glastonbury Water Pollution Control Facility has undergone an extensive upgrade and expansion in recent years.