City of San Mateo Seal

Bay Meadows | San Mateo, CA | 1218 GPM - 96' TDH

jweddell1,000gpm - 5,000gpm, Apartment Complexes, Commercial Development Sewer, Design and Engineering, Meter Vaults, Mixed Use Development, Municipal Collection, Now & Future Expansions, Odor Control, Pacific, Residential Development, Urban Growth, Wastewater

After the historic Bay Meadows racetrack closed down, a large residential development began that required this large wastewater lift station. A triplex configuration of 30 hp Flygt pumps handles the high flow rates of this system. A blower system was provided as part of the lift station odor control specified by the City. The lift station electrical controls comprised a PLC, float control level-sensors, and a backup generator. The panel includes an Arc Armor® enclosure that provides safe access to low-voltage controls and separate access for high-voltage circuits.

California Institute for Men

Chino Men's Prison|Chino, CA|135 GPM - 30' TDH

jweddell100gpm - 300gpm, Corrosive/ Caustic Pumping, Meter Vaults, Pacific, Prisons/Detention Centers, Valve Vaults, Wastewater

This package lift station was designed to meet the medium wastewater flows of this California prison. Solids-handling pumps in a duplex configuration are protected from cascading influent by a drop bowl. The liquid level-sensing is controlled by a pressure transducer and a float in used for emergency backup. A below-grade valve assembly holds the system’s valves, flow meters, and pressure gauges. An outdoor PLC panel with a basic alarm and an added input for a radio modem comprise the systems controls.

Sammamish Plateau Water

Pacific Properties | Sammamish, WA | 85 GPM - 75' TDH

jweddell50gpm - 100gpm, Meter Vaults, Municipal Collection, Now & Future Expansions, Pacific, Residential Development, Sewer System Expansion, Urban Growth, Wastewater

This medium flow sewage lift station was designed for a new development to meet the Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District lift station design standards. These standards specify a PLC controller with touchscreen HMI, SCADA options, a precast concrete valve vault, wet well, meter vault, and duplex submersible pumps. In addition to these design standards, this lift station needed to tie-in to an existing force main owned by the District. Romtec Utilities provided the tie-in force main designs and calculations as well as VFDs (variable frequency drives) to match the changing flow and pressure conditions of the existing force main.