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Be Prepared: Lift Station Power Failure Emergency Response Plan

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Abstract:

Utilities must be prepared to respond to lift station emergencies. This can be accomplished by creating a Lift Station Power Failure Emergency Response Plan (ERP). This manuscript describes the City of Tavares, Florida, development of a lift station emergency response plan.

The main idea in developing an ERP is:

To have all the information organized so that it can be easily located for reference


To cover all scenarios that could occur and would affect the operation of the wastewater collection system


To supply as much information as possible to facilitate effective and timely emergency responses


How to respond to real time flows and the levels of the equipment in the lift station


ERPs can be tailored to the needs of the Utility of Municipality. ERPs are inexpensive to develop and can be one of the best resources for responding to an emergency.

Keywords: Department of Environmental Protection Agency; ERP; Lift station; SCADA; back-up generators; emergency response plan; pump station; sanitary sewer overflow

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2175/193864709793956581

Publication date: 2009-01-01

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