The new drainage system will consist of 47 Flygt Slimline pumps and 27 smaller Flygt submersible N-pumps in nine pump stations located at intervals along the 12-mile stretch of road that was severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012.
Flygt MultiSmart pump controllers will ensure the efficient operation of the system. Each of the nine pump stations will have a capacity of moving between 25 000 and 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,” said Mark Umile, branch manager for Xylem. “Each of our Flygt Slimline pumps can move 9000 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.”
The new drainage system is part of a US$265 million reconstruction program following Superstorm Sandy.