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.
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.
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.