Flowserve Corp., Irving, Texas, recently provided a key component in the restoration of the Everglades National Park in Florida. The park is the largest wetland and subtropical wilderness in the United States, and it is currently endangered by the phosphorous-enriched storm water runoff from agricultural and other sources that are disrupting the ecosystem's native plant and animal populations.

Working with South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and its engineering consultants, Flowserve custom designed, supplied and installed eight pumps for the project - four that move 950 ft.3/sec. and four the move 470 ft.3/sec. Flowserve, which partially constructed the pumps at its East Coast manufacturing facility, also utilized the largest concrete-formed suction inlet in the world. The 950-ft.3/sec. pumps have a discharge diameter of 130-inches.