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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
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2003-01-01

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