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

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

S&L packaged pumping stations arrive pre-assembled with all equipment installed on a common base and a quick-access enclosure, allowing quick and easy installation on the wet well after basic suction pipe and electrical connections were completed.

Powering the lift stations are proprietary STAR ONE™ Non-Clog Pumps, each designed to meet the 10 States Standard for passing three-inch (3”) solids. These pumps— with their exclusive oversized stainless-steel pump shafts, oversized bearings, and bronze seal housings— deliver the industry’s longest service life and high efficiencies. The larger diameter of the shaft provides increased rigidity, while its stainless-steel composition eliminates the possibility of rusting, one of the leading causes of eventual pump failure for wastewater solids handling pumps.

COST COMPARISON: SUBMERSIBLE LIFT STATIONS VS. S&L PACKAGED PUMP STATIONS

The results of a 12-year cost study conducted by one municipality revealed an overwhelmingly strong life-cycle cost advantage for S&L above ground pump stations compared to submersible lift stations, including across all sectors of labor time, cost, outside contractor cost, parts and maintenance. The study revealed that S&L pump stations provided total cost savings of nearly 56%, an average of more than $2,700 per pump station per year (nearly $400,000 saved by the city over a 12-year period)

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RISE ABOVE WITH S&L ABOVE GROUND PUMP STATIONS

To achieve the benefits of above-ground, operator-safe pumping, S&L lift stations employ robust, yet simple S&L Vacuum-Priming. When wet well levels rise, the innovative WaveStart® Prime Sensing System achieves prime in 60 seconds under standard conditions, maintaining it indefinitely. Employing Multi-Variable Sensing™ with minimal connections, the system virtually eliminates O&M tasks associated with older priming systems, utilizes far less energy than self-priming pumps, and operates efficiently in applications with rags, strings, wipes, films, flushables and other debris.

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FIGHT FLUSHABLES WITH S&L NON-CLOG PUMP STATIONS

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 packaged S&L pump stations with S&L Non-Clog pumps and X-PELLER™ mono-port impellers, those late-night calls to clear a clog have virtually stopped. Able to pass 3” (7.6 cm) solids, S&L Non-Clog Pump Stations with X-PELLER™ provide the longest clog-free pump life for the lowest costs.
 

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ELIMINATE CONFINED SPACE AT YOUR LIFT STATION

With all pumping equipment, valves and controls immediately accessible at ground level, packaged S&L Lift Stations eliminate confined space entry and its associated requirements, including permitting, harnesses, gas monitoring equipment, and other OSHA and Class 1 Division 1 regulations. That means the time and personnel required to perform regular O&M at the pump station is greatly reduced. Routine tasks like pulling a pump to change a seal or impeller can be completed in minutes by a single operator, without the use of outside contractors or pricey pump maintenance centers

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REDUCE COSTLY PUMP REPLACEMENTS

Over the course of the 12-year study referenced above, the city replaced 42 submersible pumps at a total cost of $282,000, or an average of $23,000 per year. S&L packaged lift stations, on the other hand, had zero pumps replaced over the course of the study. Due to frequent submersible pump failures, the city stocks a spare pump for each submersible station, while no spare pumps are kept on hand for the dependable S&L Pump Stations.

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EXPERIENCE THE WORLD’S SAFEST LIFT STATION IN PERSON

Smith & Loveless is so confident in our long-lasting, operator-safe Wet Well Mounted Pump Stations that we bring one with us on the road and can prove it to you in person. A visit to your plant or office allows operators and engineers to see for themselves the many operational, safety and cost-saving benefits of the packaged above-ground lift station concept.

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