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|A Lift Station in a Hurry
Megan Monson, Water & Wastes Digest, April 2010
Public works managers in the city of The Dalles, Ore., knew they had to replace an outdated wastewater lift station serving the east end of the historic town; they just did not know they had to replace it so fast. The sewage pump station was at the end of its useful life. Details in Water & Wastes Digest…
|Treating Urban Runoff with Constructed Wetlands
Megan Monson, Urban Water Management, February 2009
Stormwater Management – A Romtec Utilities submersible lift station is used to maintain water level in a Southern California bio-filtration wetland, part of the San Diego Creek Natural Treatment System. Details in Urban Water Management…
|A Grand Stormwater Solution for Grand Avenue
Megan Monson, Urban Water Management, February 2008
A Romtec Utilities stormwater pump station keeps water from pooling on the street in a new grade-separated crossing in Franklin Park, Ill. Project managers at CTE Engineers chose Romtec Utilities to supply the complete pumping system, including all structural, mechanical, electrical and communications equipment. Details in Urban Water Management…
|Urban Stormwater Retrofit Projects – Small Spaces, Creative Solutions
Dan Rafter, Stormwater, September 2008
A Romtec Utilities stormwater pump station in the Chicago suburb of Franklin Park, IL is featured in this article on retrofitting urban infrastructure for stormwater management. See subheads: “Meeting a Need” and “Easing Traffic Problems in Illinois”.
|A Pump Lift Station For American Samoa
Megan Monson, Water World International, Dec. 2007
Challenges to upgrading municipal infrastructure in remote areas – particularly island nations – present special problems when it comes to wastewater collection. Thus, the village of Fatu Ma Futi, American Samoa, turned to a pre-engineered lift station. See project details in website page… Read more in Water World International…
|An Innovative Solution to Building Capacity
Megan Monson, Storm Water Solutions, June 2007
Three years ago, officials in Union City, Calif., got some good news—and some bad news. The good news was that a developer was interested in building two major residential developments near the center of the city. The bad news? The storm drainage infrastructure in that area, the Line M channel, did not have the capacity to handle the additional runoff that the new construction would generate… With Line M at capacity, there was no way of discharging additional, and that meant no development of any kind on the Union City site. See project details in website page… Read more in Storm Water Solutions…
|Land developers benefit from pre-engineered wastewater lift stations
Industry Spotlight, Land Development Today, May 2007
Developers often must include wastewater lift stations in their subdivisions to pump sewage from the subdivision to the municipal sewer system. Romtec Utilities assists developers and their consulting engineers by providing complete lift station design, manufacturing and installation support. Read more in Land Development Today…
|The Power of Pumps – A Flexible Solution in Santa Barbara, Calif.
Dan Rafter, Stormwater, May 2007
The City of Santa Barbara, CA, used pumps to improve the municipality’s summer water quality. The goal behind the program? Pumping systems would divert polluted runoff from storm drains quickly into sanitary sewers. The water could then be funneled into the city’s treatment areas, where the pollution and bacteria would be stripped away. Read more about this stormwater pumping system in Stormwater Magazine. Please scroll down to A Flexible Solution in The Power of Pumps story.
|Pre-engineered Wastewater Lift Stations Part of California City’s Growth Plans
The City of Shafter, CA relies on pre-engineered wastewater lift stations to prepare for growth.
Megan Monson, Water & Wastes Digest, April 2007
Shafter, CA is a growing city with a vision for the future. Located near the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley, about 10 miles northwest of Bakersfield and just two hours north of Los Angeles, the town of 14,000 is quickly adding residents.
An integral part of the town’s growth strategy is the use of pre-engineered wastewater lift stations… Read more in Water & Wastes Digest…
Rob Kundert, Land Development Today, March 2007
Custom crafted pumping stations are one company’s answer to a reality of modern development – gravity is losing ground as the prime mover of wastewater.
“The easy land has been built on,” a simple truth according to Mark Sheldon, Vice President of Marketing for ROMTEC Utilities, a southern Oregon-based manufacturer of pre-engineered lift stations. “Many, if not most of the residential and industrial developments going on today require some form of pumping to get to a point where gravity can then carry it.” See project details in website page… Read more in Land Development Today…
|A Package Deal – Sewer-system bundles enable a Washington city to meet complex challenge.
Megan Monson, Public Works Online, February 2007
Expanding rapidly to accommodate retiring baby boomers, Camas, Wash., had a stressed, aging sewer infrastructure that required replacement or refurbishment of many sections and substantial investment in new systems. With site limitations thrown into the mix, keeping the sewer system healthy required an innovative solution, which engineers found in a pre-engineered lift-station package. To read more in Public Works..
|Dedication Ceremonies Held for Groton Generation Station
Daryl Hill, Basin Today, November 2006
Photo: Steve Crane, courtesy of Basin Power Cooperative
Commitment, innovation, and partnership were used to describe the Groton Generation Station during dedication ceremonies held Sept. 21. The 95-megawatt peaking plant is located five miles south of Groton, SD. [The plant includes a Romtec Utilities lift station.] About 150 people from the local area were on hand to hear about a commitment to power supply by Basin Electric, innovation in developing a new gas-fired turbine by GE Energy, and a partnership among electric cooperatives for providing electricity to consumers. See project details in website page…
|Pump Lift Station Aids Tank Terminal Remediation Project
Industrial WaterWorld, November 2006
International-Matex Tank Terminals (IMTT) is a leading provider of bulk liquid handling services. It operates 10 tank terminals in the United States and Canada, all located near major distribution centers. An innovative project at IMTT’s Richmond, CA, tank terminal uses cutting-edge techniques to ensure the site meets state and federal environmental regulations. See project details in website page… Read more in Industrial WaterWorld
|Clean Creeks – A pilot program helps the City of Santa Barbara improve summertime water quality by diverting polluted runoff from storm drains to sanitary sewers
Megan Monson, Municipal Sewer & Water, October 2006
Santa Barbara, Calif., is a popular place in the summer: Residents and visitors flock to the city’s wide beaches and natural creeks. During the warm months, people also irrigate their lawns, wash their cars in the street, and hose off sidewalks and parking lots. That’s a problem. See project details in website page…. Read the article in Municipal Sewer & Water….
|Eliminating a Lake in the Desert
Stormwater, March/April 2005
Public works officials in Clark County, NV, had a situation: Adverse gravity conditions were causing an urban stormwater detention pond to drain improperly, leaving standing water over a 10-acre area. Their solution? To install a pre-engineered package lift station at the Desert Inn Detention Basin that pumps the last of the water in the basin to the elevation of the existing storm sewer main lines. See project details in website page…. Read article in Stormwater Magazine….