Flygt, Godwin aid recovery at Harlem treatment plant

BRIDGEPORT, N.J. — Godwin Pumps, manufacturer of the Dri-Prime automatic self-priming, dry-running pump, has mobilized pipe and crew to aid in the efforts at the North River Wastewater Treatment Plant following a recent fire there.

Five pump engines caught fire in the machine room at the treatment plant in Harlem in late July. The 75-ft. lift station fire had caused sewage to enter watersheds and attacked 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.

Godwin Pumps is supporting the job with piping and engineering. Temporary piping was shipped to the treatment plant, including over 2,000-ft. of 18-in. pipe and 6,000-ft. of 24-in. pipe. Several pipe fusion machines were on-site, with technicians operating them around the clock in order to improve the situation as quickly as possible.

Godwin Pumps is a direct, wholly owned subsidiary of ITT Corp. Godwin Pumps maintains a fleet of over 6,000 portable rental pumps and 3,200 pieces of related equipment for use in dewatering in construction, mining and quarrying; in drinking water supply; and in wastewater bypasses in municipal, industrial and environmental markets.

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