Be Prepared: Lift Station Power Failure Emergency Response Plan
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.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2009-01-01
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