Flygt NP-3400 submersible pumps will be used to replace aging pumps at the McAlpine Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant’s crucial central influent pump station.

The retrofit of ten new pumps will provide the plant with a longer operating life and help reduce over-all maintenance costs at the facility.

Xylem sales representative Jim Prince said: “A successful pilot of our pumps over a two-year period has allowed us to demonstrate how Xylem can significantly improve the reliability of infrastructure at the McAlpine Wastewater Treatment Plant. We are working closely with Charlotte Water to build a more resilient and cost-effective pumping system for this important wastewater treatment plant.”

The McAlpine Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant is the largest of five treatment plants operated by Charlotte Water, serving the City of Charlotte and the surrounding area of Mecklenburg County. In total, the plants collect wastewater from approximately 246 299 households and businesses throughout the county and treat over 85 million gallons of wastewater per day.

The retrofit of the McAlpine Wastewater Treatment Plant will be completed in phases and the project will be delivered by late 2017.