Why pump controllers are such a boon for wastewater lift stations

Why pump controllers are such a boon for wastewater lift stations

Sewage systems for collecting and managing wastewater and stormwater are incredibly complex. There’s a lot that goes into making sure none of the aforementioned gets into our ponds, lakes, rivers, streams and water supply. 

As such, lift stations and pump controllers are a vital component of these systems. They help move wastewater from a lower elevation to  higher one using pipes and pumps. Depending on how big your given community is, these lift stations can be on the receiving end of a lot of wear and tear. Maintaining them is critical to maintaining the overall health of your sewage system. 

Today, we’re going to discuss how digital control panels and pump controllers are something that every community should invest in, in order to keep their sewage systems working at peak performance. Let’s jump right in!

What they help avoid

We’ve discussed it many times in this blog, but the two biggest benefits of pump controllers are that they 1 – help make it easier to detect defects and potential problem areas in your sewage system; and 2- they help you do it without using too much manpower. 

Remote monitoring systems also do all of this while saving you a lot of money. Instead of paying to repair major issues, you’re getting out ahead of both human error and potential issues before they get to that point. You’re also not paying for someone to go check your pump every day. 

These pump controllers can help take care of a variety of potential issues that may arise including power failures, tank levels, equipment malfunctions, security breaches and flow rate problems. This will help prevent issues like contaminated water, overflows, high energy costs and fines and potential public outcry from service disruptions. 

Automatic data logging

In addition to the obvious benefits, the real clincher for pump controllers is their ability to data log usage. They will both gather and push data out to the cloud for both the purpose of alarms and reporting. This will help you really get to know your wastewater system on a more intimate level, understand it’s flow, performance and help you further optimize its operations. And in some cases, this can all be done from an app on your phone or a tablet. 

Pump controllers can be a significant benefit to the communities that they’re used in. If you’d like to learn more about how they can help your sewage system, feel free to give us a call and we’ll be happy to provide you with a free consultation. Until then, good luck!

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