34 Water Transfer Pumps Donated by Franklin Electric for Future Flood Relief Efforts
Franklin Electric, a leading global provider of systems and components for moving water and fuel, has donated 34 water transfer pumps to the city utilities department at the City of Fort Wayne to assist with future flooding and water transfer needs. These pumps can handle various capacities of anywhere between 60 gallons per minute (gpm) to 264 gpm. They are ideal for high-volume water transfer and dewatering, so they can handle flood water removal, the emptying of excess ditch water, the removal of swimming pool water, and more. The pumps continue to be effective during power outages and other urgent needs because they are gas engine driven and do not require any electricity to operate.
“Given the high volumes of rain and flooding across not only much of the U.S., but also in our local community, Franklin Electric recognized the need to provide an inventory of gas engine drive water transfer pumps to the City of Fort Wayne to combat similar challenges when they occur in the future,” says Tom Strupp, Franklin Electric Vice President of Global Human Resources.
Fort Wayne residents will have access to the pumps when needed to protect their property from water damage.
“These will be a nice addition to the city’s sandbagging efforts and the current large pumps we use to protect entire neighborhoods,” mentions Clark. “It is a very emotional and stressful time when water is threatening to enter residents’ homes. For residents who’ve experienced flooding in the past, they know the threat is real. The portability and size of the donated Franklin Electric pumps are a great match for homes that are being threatened by rising water. The recent donation of 34 pumps will help residents protect their investments and symbolizes the partnership we have with a valuable company to Fort Wayne.”
Source: Franklin Electric