Xylem Awarded $2.7 Million Contract for Storm Water Drainage System on New Jersey Coastline

Contributed by: PumpScout Staff

A $2.7 million dollar contract to supply equipment and technology for a storm water drainage system to protect against future storm damage along Route 35 on the New Jersey Coastline has been awarded to Xylem. The drainage system is an integral part of the larger $265 million reconstruction taking place in the area following the damage by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012. Xylem is a leading global manufacturer of pumps and related equipment headquartered in White Plains, NY.

The new drainage system will utilize state-of-the-art technology, consisting of 47 Flygt Slimline pumps and 27 smaller Flygt submersible N-pumps placed in nine pump stations located along the 12 mile stretch of road damaged by the storm. Flygt MultiSmart pump controllers guarantee that that system operates efficiently. Each of the pump stations have the capacity to transport up to 35,000 gallons of water per minute.

“The small footprint of our Flygt Slimline pumps is a core element of the smart design of the drainage system due to limited space available for pump stations under the road in this compact beachfront area,” says Mark Umile, branch manager for Xylem. “Each of our Flygt Slimline pumps can move 9,000 gallons of water per minute. If a storm overwhelms the regular drainage sewers, our pumps will kick in and pump the excess water back into the bay.”

Installation of the new system began before the New Year with partial system operability is expected before Summer 2014.

Source: Impeller Net

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