Few people are aware of how their water supply is handled from treatment to the faucet. We demand continuously clean water at a low price.
Normally, when wastewater is collected at a lower elevation, it needs to be lifted to a higher elevation for treatment and utilization. A wastewater pump station or lifting station moves water from lower lying positions to higher positions through the use of pumps. However, lifting water can be a tough task, often requiring more than just the use of pumps. Proper piping, a wet well, and a dry well must be implemented to mobilize wastewater. Pumps regulated manually, can be costly and inefficient. Man hours should be dedicated to service and not operation.
In the past, water pumping stations had to be managed by personnel to ensure pumping was efficient and to service any problems that could occur. Today, thanks to current technology in pump station controllers, the maintenance is something that is reported on the fly and the pumping of water is completely regulated from a remote location. The worker can be housed in an offsite location and still operate the plant. Pump station controllers can be enabled to mimic Remote Telemetry Unit or RTU. The worker does not have to be at the pump station to operate the pumps. The station can easily be placed outside of the site. Remote access to the plant is in real time. If a problem occurs at the plant, the worker can shut down the pumps from the remote station or RTU.
The Benefits of Technology in the Pump station Reaches Miles
Often, communities in valleys cannot rely on gravity alone to remove the waste water from their area. Many times, under these conditions, wastewater treatment and pumping stations are located near residential communities. Concerns frequently arise over the noise and the odor associated with these wastewater transport facilities. When current, readily available technology is properly utilized, noise and odor concerns can be vanquished. By integrating automation with innovation, pump station controller technologies can reduce pump usage and also control ventilation systems to minimize both odor and noise pollution.
Wastewater pump stations can be costly to build, but those costs are far better spent when the technology of today is used to keep the pump station working at optimal levels 100% of the time. Automated controllers decrease the need for physical stations and thus less technicians to monitor water lifting sites. The low cost, wastewater lifting station of today operates by an automated pumping system which is regulated by liquid level sensors, phase supply monitoring, on site programming (if needed) and continuous motor winding insulation tests to predict pumping failure or service.
Automated intelligent pump station controllers keep costs low and reduce the environmental footprint on our planet by reducing both noise and pollution.