Successful high head lift station bypass leverages Rain for Rent’s Specialized Sewer and Water “A” Team (SWAT) and design and engineering expertise.
Rain for Rent, a leading provider of temporary liquid handling solutions, is often called on to handle extreme conditions. So when a local regional sewer district in Kentucky was planning to replace outdated lift station pumps, the general contractor turned to Rain for Rent to engineer a bypass solution that could replicate the flow of 18 million gallons per day at 500 feet of total dynamic head – an extreme requirement for a temporary pumping solution.
To achieve the required high flow and high head capacity, Rain for Rent recommended a dual stage pumping system to provide the necessary pressure. That system was then combined with a float system attached to pump controllers and alarm monitors to track sewage levels at each stage, automating the pump operation based on flow, level or pressure.
Given the complexity of the system, Rain for Rent’s experienced crew included local branch personnel, a Sewer and Water A Team (SWAT) specialist and a senior Rain For Rent Engineer to ensure that the entire system was performing as designed. “One of our strongest assets is our highly specialized engineering and project expertise,” said Stan Racinski, Branch Manager, Rain for Rent. “We have the right equipment—that’s the foundation of our work—but the real solution starts with design and planning and ends with a satisfied customer.”
The general contractor chose Rain for Rent specifically because of its proven ability to engineer and implement complex solutions. Rain for Rent engineers worked closely with the contractor from the very early planning stages to ensure a seamless bypass installation and the delivery of the high capacity required. “The municipality was very satisfied with both the quality and cost efficiency of the work,” said Matthew Schaaf, Senior Sales Representative, Rain for Rent. “As a result, they have continued to work with us to handle additional bypass requirements.”
Rain for Rent’s full service solution also included customer training on how to use the installed system, employing “what if” scenarios to test for contingencies and ensure the customer team had a thorough understanding of its operational requirements.