Underrated advantages of lift station monitoring

Underrated advantages of lift station monitoring

Lift stations are almost always commonly overlooked when it comes to plant process monitoring when it absolutely shouldn’t be. Really when you think about it – lift stations should be first priority as they’re essentially your best line of defense in a wastewater system. The protect customers from flooding, reduce environmental risk and prevent overflows. 

While what’s happening at the main plant is important, it’s those remote facilities where problems can arise and where things like digital control panels can come in most handy. This makes lift station monitoring essential. Here’s why:

Community impact

It might sound a little corny to folks – but the reason wastewater facilities and systems exist is to protect their communities. So many things in our community – from the drinking water, to soil quality to everything else in between including public health – really do depend on a high functioning wastewater system. 

Do you know what your wet well level is at a moment’s notice? Are key, integral departments and buildings protected in the event of a malfunction? Are your pumps being properly maintained and monitored so taxpayer dollars go further and are used most effectively? These are all things digital control panels can do and make not just your life – but everyone else’s around you much better and safer. 

An extra pair of eyes

The worst trouble always strikes when no one is looking for it and when no one is available to meet it head-on when it does come. Digital control panels prevent both of these things from happening. For one, you’ll know about problems before they become solutions. These devices report back meaningful data in real time so if something looks peculiar or off, you’ll be able to get to the bottom of it before it leads to a catastrophe. 

And even for sudden, out-of-the-blue issues; the built in alert systems will make sure you know. And the data provided to you will help you more easily identify exactly where the problem is, what’s wrong and properly diagnose the issue and the best way to fix it. This means less equipment downtime, a higher functioning facility and reduced unplanned expenses. 

If you’re not paying attention to your remote stations, you can cause a boat load of problems for yourself, your wastewater system and your community. If you’d like to learn more about what digital control panels can do for your facility, give us a call today and we’ll be happy to help. Until then – good luck!