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Pump Stations

The City of Atlanta operates 16 pump stations (14 permanent and two temporary) that collect and pump wastewater from the sanitary and combined sewer collection network to the City’s four water reclamation centers. Each station consists of one or more pumps or sewage ejectors that push untreated wastewater into a force main, then transmits the flow to a WRC for treatment.

The City has undertaken a series of projects to upgrade these pump stations. Facilities at all sites are being provided with new pumps or parts that will improve reliability of the pump station operations. Pumps and valves are being replaced, grit chambers upgraded, and gas monitors installed. At the 14 permanent pump stations, new telemetry panels transmit data to a monitoring center, thereby eliminating the need for manual facility inspection two or three times daily and enabling fast response by a trained crew when needed. This improved system will decrease the incidence of sewage overflow and protect groundwater and area streams.

 
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