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Notorious rags no match for Landia’s chopper pumps

Posted: Wednesday 12th August 2009

At a Worcestershire sewage treatment works notorious for rags, Landia’s Chopper Pumps have helped Severn Trent Water significantly enhance the throughput at one of its pumping stations.

Traditional prop-shaft pumps and later, dry-well submersibles were unable to cope with solids from Powick and two neighbouring villages, resulting in costly blockages and downtime at least once per week. But following an extensive 10-month trial, Severn Trent Water’s maintenance department reports that Landia’s chopper pump hasn’t blocked once, as Work Flow Technician, Colin Griffiths, explains:

“The pumping station at Powick sewage treatment works has been a challenging site for us. We tried regular cleaning of the wet wells to give the previous equipment a chance, but we needed much tougher, durable pumps to cope with the rags.”

He added: “Our maintenance team made it their task to solve the problem once and for all, which they’ve achieved by working with Landia to address this specific issue. Nothing has stopped this chopper pump.”

Following the savings made using Landia’s MPTK-I, 18.5kW chopper pump, Severn Trent Water has now ordered a second Landia unit for the Powick pumping station.
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