Water and Wastewater treatment facilities across the country are undergoing unprecedented upgrades to their pump systems and infrastructure. During construction when new piping, digesters, lagoon refurbishment [...]
In North America, municipal wastewater treatment operators routinely voice their concerns to Wastecorp about the use of wet pipes by the general public and then flushing them down the toilet. “Do you guys make a pump that can better handle the wet wipes” is a question Wastecorp frequently receives at our sludge pump call centers. Jim K. from Winston Salem North Carolina tells it like it is:
Pumping landfill leachate, wastewater containing solids and other debris is a challenging task that requires high performance pump systems to hold up to day-to-day heavy duty pumping tasks. There are added variables like solids, methane gas and potential site risks that must be taken into account when planning for a landfill wastewater and leachate pumping system.
We get a lot of questions from WWTP’s and public works departments asking about the differences between regular trash pumps on a trailer with diesel engines and dry prime pumps. The following question from a municipal pump operator exemplifies the discussion:
Hi, we use your double disc pumps at our primary scum pumping operation but we also have a need for a dry prime pump or a regular trash pump for pumping out our digesters for
The first visit to a wastewater treatment plant with lobe pumps was a shocker. $550,000 in replacement parts costs spent over the course of just 3-4 years. My response to the plant operator was, “you haven’t spent $550,000 in plunger pump parts over 30 years” so why is the consulting engineer specifying those types of pumps!”
I need to outfit our 200 slip marina with new pump stations with one larger pump to feed the sewage up a 100 ft. hill at approx. a 6 degree slope. The problem is that our slips are spread out without a consistent layout. What kind of pump system do you recommend?
Diaphragm pumps have become critical to many industries thanks to their versatility and durability. For a diaphragm pump to perform optimally, however, care must be taken during the materials of construction [...]