Ensuring sewer pump stations continue to operate reliably is key to peace of mind when you are responsible for sewer infrastructure.
Townsville City Council contacted QMax regarding issues they were experiencing with a sewer pump station, PS33 Gower Street, Townsville.
This pump station was experiencing extremely high blockage rate, averaging around 5 blockages per month since 2021. At times the pump was getting blocked every 2.75 days! In addition, the pump had 35 resets during the same period.
QMax Pumping Systems assisted Townsville City council by reviewing the pump selection and suggested a Sulzer XFP100E CB1.3 PE60/4 submersible pump with an adaptor to suit the existing guiderail system.
Council made a request to trial this pump to ensure it was reliable and would handle the application well.
The agreement: The pump would operate for a period of 120 days with less than 2 blockages.
The consequence: The pump would be returned with no cost to council.
The Result: The pump exceeded council’s expectations and operated successfully for 120 days without a blockage.
The Saving: Reduction in call outs from 6 per month to 1 call out in 5 months of operation
Following this successful trial, Tejaswi Laveti, Engineer Asset Reliability- Water & Waste Asset Management from Townsville City Council is satisfied with QMax’s assistance in providing a reliable solution to wastewater blockages at this pump station.