Xylem trials pumps with Australia’s Unitywater

Water technology company, Xylem, has been working with one of Australia’s largest water services and sewerage services providers to reduce significantly energy consumption and eliminate blockages at a number of its wastewater pump stations.

Xylem and supplier, Unitywater, have piloted Xylem’s Flygt Experior wastewater pumping at the Bli Bli sewage pump station near Maroochydore. This initial trial resulted in a 57% reduction in energy consumption compared to the original pumping equipment. Unitywater in Queensland, Australia, services 16% of Queensland’s population with 17 wastewater treatment plants and 778 sewage pumping stations.

After an six similar trials at other Unitywater wastewater pumping stations throughout Queensland, Flygt Experior has provided substantial reductions in energy use and pump blockages Xylem said. Unitywater is currently evaluating sites to install the wastewater pumping system to improve operational reliability across its wastewater pumping network.
Unitywater executive manager for infrastructure services, Glen Babington, said, “The equipment at this trial site resulted in significantly fewer blockages and service call-outs, helping to reduce its running and maintenance costs. Such savings have the potential to help us keep cost as low as possible for our customers.”
Xylem’s Flygt Experior solution is designed for wastewater pumping, combining N- hydraulics, premium efficiency motors and intelligent controls to deliver reliable, and efficient wastewater pumping.