Godwin Pumps has been mobilizing pipe and crew to aid in the efforts at the North River Wastewater Treatment Plant in New York City, following a recent fire there.
engines caught fire in the machine room at the treatment plant in Harlem. The 75-foot lift station fire had caused sewage
to enter watersheds and attached beaches. The total required capacity of the
facility is about 120 mgd in dry-weather conditions. The two remaining engines
that drive the main sewage pumps have been supplemented with six Flygt electric
submersible sewage pumps, ranging from 150 HP to 240 HP, to alleviate the
temporary overflow conditions. The Flygt pumps were supplied from Cincinnati and Chicago.
Pumps is supporting the job with piping and engineering. Temporary piping was
shipped to the treatment plant, including more than 2,000 feet of 18-inch pipe
and 6,000 feet of 24-inch pipe. Several pipe fusion machines are on-site, with
technicians operating them around the clock in order to improve the situation
as quickly as possible.