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The 20-foot tall pumps were developed after standard metal pumps in service resulted in high maintenance costs. A plant engineering study resulted in a recommendation to specify polypropylene thermoplastic pumps on a planned metal pump replacement maintenance schedule. More than 400 Vanton thermoplastic “Trasher” type sump pumps designed to handle the destructive fluids were utilized. These pumps, sized for sumps from 48 inches to 10 feet deep, are handling waste fluids that include entrained abrasives, silt, sludge and other pump-destroying streams.
Stormwater runoff presented a major problem due to the tremendous depths of the required sumps and the abrasive nature of wastes.