Romtec Utilities recently completed a large project for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) at the new East Campus Operations Center that is currently under construction. The Romtec Utilities supply included a wastewater lift station and a large stormwater pumping station. These two packaged pump stations are a part of construction that began on this facility in September of 2011. Each package pump station offers tremendous benefits for the East Campus facility, which is a champion of green building design and energy efficiency.
Lift Station owners and operators throughout the water and wastewater industry are well aware of the increasing pressures being placed on aging infrastructure. According to the Water Infrastructure Network, over $40 billion dollars in ready-to-go water and wastewater projects existed last year. Romtec Utilities works with industry personnel everyday to upgrade lift stations across the country, and we believe that any owner or operator working with aging lift stations should be aware of their options for improving their systems. The key to a successful upgrading project will begin by indentifying what type of project it is. This is where to decide if your lift station upgrade is one of these 3 Rs: repair, retrofit, or replacement.
In the final part of this blog series, we will look at the biggest industrial stormwater system in this series: the Chalmette refinery in Louisiana. Chalmette Refining, LLC is a joint ownership venture between ExxonMobil and Petròleos de Venezuela. Romtec Utilities supplied a very unique stormwater pump station capable of servicing the entire refining facility.
Part seven of this industrial stormwater blog series looks at an interesting plot of land for the Tesoro Corporation. The Tesoro facility required a stormwater plan because of its unique location on a narrow peninsula in the Salish Sea. Tesoro worked with Tulsa Engineering Alliance to engineer an oil/water separator with an accompanying package stormwater pump station from Romtec Utilities.
In part six of this industrial stormwater blog series, Romtec Utilities worked with Praxair, Inc. and S & B Engineers and Constructors on another addition to a Valero Refinery, this time in Port Arthur, Texas. This project provides an opportunity to demonstrate how Romtec Utilities can design for precise pumping goals when the criteria for stations are essentially the same but with crucial differences.