Bakersfield Housing Development – Deep Sewer Lift Station
A new residential development needed a deep well sewer lift station to handle high flows of municipal wastewater. The wet well was manufactured from precast concrete with a specialized Hidrostal fiberglass base insert. The 48-foot-deep well included 40 hp Hidrostal pumps in a duplex configuration to meet the high flow and high pumping requirements. A Seimens LC150 controller operates on level with a pressure transducer for primary level sensing and Nolta floats for back up sensing. A precast valve vault includes all the system operational valves and a pressure sensor on parallel force mains. A separate force main junction manifold is located downstream and outside of the valve vault before going on to treatment.
What Romtec Utilities Provided
- Lift Station Design & Engineering
- Package Lift Station Supplier
- Package Lift Station Manufacturer
- Package Lift Station Specification Writer
- On-Site Construction Adviser
- On-Site Start-Up Management
- Lift Station Site Plan Layout Designer
Why They Chose Romtec Utilities
Romtec Utilities first started on this project in 2006, but the economic recession of 2008 put it on an indefinite hold. By 2016, the housing development was back in full swing and so was the need for a large sewer lift station. McIntosh & Associates, the site civil engineer, engaged Romtec for the design and supply of the lift station. Working with McIntosh & Associates and the City of Bakersfield, Romtec Utilities designed this system with all of the necessary design requirements, including a custom Hidrostal base and pump assembly. The developer, MG3 Partners, purchased the lift station directly from Romtec Utilities, and Kern Construction completed the installation. The City will eventually assume ownership for handling future development in the area.