Pumping Wastewater in Nassau County

Long Island Pump installation

Long Island Pump installation

Pumping wastewater in Nassau County NY poses unique challenges. First the county borders Long Island Sound to the North and the Atlantic ocean to the south which can bring variations in both weather and the types of wastewater that need to be pumped. Nassau County  is home to over 1.3 million residents with a mix of suburban residents and vacation properties.

The City of Long Beach, New York was impacted by Hurricane Sandy a few years ago.  The municipal wastewater treatment plant experienced flooding and equipment damage.  An additional challenge is a nearby recreation center that includes a golf center. With golf balls and other debris entering the sewage system, the pumps were requested to manage unexpected solids. Wastecorp was awarded the bid to replace an existing plunger pump to upgrade the existing infrastructure. Since the facility is so close to the ocean, a grinder was also installed to manage storm surge debris that will likely occur in the future. Continue reading

Trash Pumps: Selecting The Right Pump

Trash Pump: Engine Driven

Trash Pump: Engine Driven

When looking for a trash pump for your rental, municipal, industrial or mining pump application, you will likely encounter dozens of manufacturers out there. The pump industry is certainly not short on selection. But here’s what you should know: sizing the right pump for your application can not only help you get the right pump, but may also prevent premature pump wear and maintenance down the road.
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Vacuum Pumps for Marinas

Vacuum Pump for Marinas

Vacuum Pump for Marinas

One of the best ways to pump out boats ranging from 22’ all the way up to 200’ ferries and commercial vessels is by using a vacuum pump. The higher suction power can pump disposable wipes and other solids found in septic waste relatively quickly so that the next boat can be serviced. This is especially helpful during summer months when boat traffic tends to spike. Jim R. from Fort Lauderdale, Florida demonstrates an inquiry we see a lot of: When renovating or expanding a marina is there a pump out for multiple boats with one system? See below:
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How to Plan a Marine Pump Out Station

marine pump out station

Marine pump out

Planning a marine pump out station is essential to getting the appropriate  pump out equipment for your marina. Consulting other marinas in your area or a marine pump manufacturer ahead of when you actually need the system installed is your best bet. Wastecorp has generally found that marinas seem to be getting larger boat and yacht traffic in the last few years that need to be pumped out. Don’t forget, since a pump out is part of your business model, you should be charging larger yachts appropriately. This trend is expected to Continue reading

Pumps for Prisons: A Guide

Prison Pump Systems

Prison Pump Systems

As pump equipment vendors for the Federal Bureau of Prisons in the USA and the Correctional Service of Canada, Wastecorp encounters numerous wastewater handling applications for penitentiaries, jails and correctional facilities on the state, local, federal and provincial levels.  Amazingly, project engineers tell us that pump equipment for prisons is not well served especially within the realm of custom pump products.
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