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The Most Efficient and Longest-Lasting Wastewater Pump Station in the Water Industry

Smith & Loveless Inc.’s above-ground wastewater pumping stations pave the way for end-users to reap the benefits of robust construction, operator-safe maintenance and single-source solutions. The result is efficient pump station performance, long service life and realized savings—verified by decades of successful installations.

S&L’s next generation EVERLAST™ Wet Well Mounted Pump Stations perfectly embody this philosophy. Featuring the top S&L innovations, new looks and enclosures, convenient package options, and leading warranty protection, EVERLAST™ is designed to provide you a long, successful pumping life.

Total Cost Comparison Results

The results of the study overwhelmingly demonstrate a strong life-cycle cost for aboveground, vacuum primed pumps stations compared to submersible types within the system, including across all sectors of labor time, cost, outside contractor cost, parts and maintenance. The study revealed that in the 12-year period, the savings for the vacuum primed type station was nearly 56% (or more than $2,725 per station).

Preventative vs. Corrective Maintenance Hours

Contrary to popular belief, submersibles require a significant amount of preventative maintenance, as illustrated below. Request the full study for complete data for all 53 pump stations surveyed in the comparison, including actual pumping conditions, efficiency ratings, pump station age, and all accumulated repair and maintenance costs per pump station.

Fight Flushables with S&L's Non-Clog Impeller

Consumer flushables… every wastewater operator’s nightmare. There’s not much worse than dragging a clogged submersible pump out of the wet well only to find it caked in wipes and other stringy material. And it’s a nightmare for those looking at budgets too. But for those who have installed an S&L Non-Clog pump with the X-PELLER™ mono-port impeller, those late-night calls to clear a clog have virtually stopped. Able to pass a 3” (7.6 cm) solid, the X-PELLER™ combined with the S&L Non-Clog Pump gives you the longest clog-free pump life for the lowest costs.

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Eliminate Confined Space

Don't be left hanging... Eliminate Confined Space requirements with S&L's EVERLAST™ Above Grade Pump Stations.

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During the course of the 12-year study, the Unified Government replaced 42 individual pumps over the 144 months totaling more than $282,000. These 42 pump replacements constitute an average of more than $23,000 per year alone on the submersible stations (not taking into account individual pumps that have a cost lower than $4,000).

See the Safest Lift Station in Person

Smith & Loveless is so confident in our long-lasting, operator-safe Wet Well Mounted Pump Stations (WWMPS) that we bring one with us on the road and can prove it to you in person.

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