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Lift Station Emergency Backup Pumping

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Statement of problem: Unreliable lift station pumping due to electrical or mechanical failures of primary pumps and/or backup systems (diesel generator, transfer switch, etc.)

Statement of solution: Utilize a surface mounted, automatic priming, solids handling, diesel driven pump to back up permanently installed lift station pumps

Benefits of solution: Complete pump and power system for emergencies and preventive maintenance (two benefits for the price of one)

Economics of solution: Cost comparison presented between purchase and installation of a diesel powered generator and transfer switch vs. a surface mounted, solids handling, diesel driven back up pump

Case Study: Hoover, AL lift station upgrade project

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: January 1, 2003

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