Stormwater Pump Station for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District

The New Home of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District

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.


Canyon Dechelley Site Plan

The Three Rs of Aging Lift Stations

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.


Installation of an Industrial, Stormwater System

Part Eight: Chalmette Refining LLC in Chalmette, Louisiana

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.


Industrial Stormwater Project Install

Part Seven: Tesoro Terminal in Port Angeles, Washington

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.


Jockey Pumps used in a Stormwater Pumping System

Part Six: Praxair Hydrogen Refinery in Port Arthur, Texas

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.


Deflector Panel in a Romtec Utilities Project

Part Five: Praxair Hydrogen Refinery in St. Charles, Louisiana

Last week, a stormwater pump station for Dow Chemical Corporation was discussed in terms of integrating into an existing stormwater system. Today in part five of the industrial stormwater blog series, we’ll look at a deeper level of stormwater pump station integration for an expansion to the Valero St. Charles Refinery. Romtec Utilities collaborated with Praxair, Inc. and S & B Engineers and Constructors to design this combination stormwater and process water pump station.


Double Wall Fiberglass Basin

Part Four: Dow Chemical Company in Plaquemine, Louisiana

Part four of this industrial stormwater blog series has us going down to the banks of the Mississippi to the Dow Chemical Company Louisiana Operations in Plaquemine. This facility is gargantuan. Dow actually co-located two of their companies at the same facility, creating a huge manufacturing complex. The facilities produce plastics, solvents, paints, adhesives, cosmetics, detergents, pharmaceuticals, and much more. Romtec Utilities supplied Dow with a fully packaged fiberglass pump station that integrated into an existing stormwater and control system.


Industrial, Stormwater Pump Station by Romtec Utilities.

Part Three: British Petroleum Cherry Point Refinery in Birch Bay, Washington

British Petroleum’s Cherry Point Refinery is the subject of part three of the industrial stormwater blog series. This refinery is located near Birch Bay, Washington and is less than a mile from the Salish Sea shoreline. It is the biggest oil refinery in the State of Washington, producing as many as a quarter of a million barrels per day. To address runoff concerns, Cherry Point purchased a Romtec Utilities stormwater pump station.


Industrial, Stormwater Pump station at the Ajax Gas Plant

Part Two: Ajax Gas Plant in Wheeler, Texas

The Ajax Gas Plant in Wheeler, Texas is the first example in this industrial stormwater blog series. This plant owned by Enbridge Energy Partners is a natural gas processing and refining facility that is currently under construction. The Ajax plant is expected to be operational on schedule in early 2013, and one of the final systems added was the Romtec Utilities supplied package stormwater pump station.


Stormwater Pump Station by Romtec Utilities

Part One: Romtec Utilities and Industrial Stormwater

Welcome to Part One of an eight part blog series about Romtec Utilities’ package lift stations for industrial stormwater applications. This blog series is intended to put a spotlight on companies that Romtec Utilities has recently worked with to recognize their efforts in managing stormwater environmentally conscientiously. It will also demonstrate the unique skill and understanding Romtec Utilities brings to the design, supply, and installation of stormwater pump stations for industrial applications.


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