Why protecting your lift stations is so important

Why protecting your lift stations is so important

Lift stations in many cases are the lynchpin of a community’s wastewater treatment system and absolutely critical to its overall health. In most cases – they’re the first line of defense when it comes to making sure there’s a consistent flow throughout the system and that wastewater gets to the treatment facility. 

Today, we’re going to talk about how digital control panels work in consort with your lift stations to keep wastewater systems safe and fully operational. Let’s jump right in!

What is a lift station?

For the folks who don’t know – lift citations essentially move water uphill. Any time that there’s some sort of increase in elevation or an egress – lift station pumps the wastewater up to allow it to continue along its journey. If it gets gummed up or malfunctions, it can create some dangerously serious situations for wastewater treatment facilities. 

Environmental risks

To put it simply – sewage systems protect our environment and communities. Flooding, overflows, backups, spills – you name it – there are so many ways wastewater can adversely impact the environment around us. When a lift station is malfunctioning, all of the problems we just discussed – become a possibility.

So what do you have to protect that from happening? Digital control panels help identify problems early on so that you can catch them. From potential mechanical failures to unusual flow data – you’ll be able to have a much clearer idea of what’s happening with a given lift station at a given time. Lift stations and wastewater systems help protect the environment. Digital monitoring helps protect the actual systems themselves. 

Can you make the investment?

Nothing that ever goes wrong when it’s a good time for something to go wrong. If we’re being truthful – no such times exists. But remote monitoring will at least help minimize those worries because you’ll be able to see these problems coming. 

In addition – if you’re worried about the cost – there’s two points to that. First – the cost of digital monitoring would dwarf that of a catastrophe. So that alone makes it worth the cost. But in a more nuts and bolts – day to day sense – digital control panels also help you get the most out of what you have. So you’ll save money in other areas of your system because it’ll be running at peak performance. That means less downtime, less waste, less maintenance and the like. 

If you’re interested in learning more about what a digital control panel can do for your wastewater treatment facility, give us a call today and we’ll be happy to help. Until then, good luck!