California Institute for Men – Brine Wastewater Pumping Station
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.
What Romtec Utilities Provided
- Lift Station Design & Engineering
- Package Lift Station Supplier
- Package Lift Station Manufacturer
- Lift Station Site Plan Layout Designer
- On-Site Lift Station Construction Adviser
- On-Site Start-Up Management
Why They Chose Romtec Utilities
The engineering firm AMEC Geomatrix Consultants, Inc. needed a lift station to handle brine wastewater discharged from the California Institute for Men’s treatment facility. Geomatrix Consultants needed designs and pricing for the proposed lift station to take the project out to bid. Mallcraft, Inc. was awarded the project, and Romtec Utilities worked with Mallcraft and Geomatrix Consultants to meet requirements for budget and configuration. One key example of meeting these requirements was that Romtec Utilities submitted several proposals for PLC controllers that would integrate with the existing supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system. Working in this manner allowed Romtec Utilities to supply a packaged lift station that met all the design criteria of the civil engineer and the budget of the general contractor.