New pumps function as South Plant’s ‘heart’ 

Crossposted from Clean Water Stories 

Our South Treatment Plant in Renton recently underwent the equivalent of a heart transplant operation. 

Raw sewage pumps function as the heart of a treatment plant,  providing the power to move wastewater into the plant, and South Plant replaced three of them — each orchestrated by a skilled team. 

The pumps had been in service for over five decades. They were reliable and easy to operate, but inefficient and energy-intensive. 

Project manager Bill Olwell said, “It is amazing that they are still up and working after 50 years. But that is how we make the system sustainable. We pick high quality, reliable equipment that works for the life cycle of the plant.” 

Read more at Clean Water Stories