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Sunk Costs: Seeking Efficiency in Outdated Wastewater Management Systems

April 22, 2024

What to do when your current system and pump manufacturer can’t keep up

From bustling cities to suburban neighborhoods, the need for advanced wastewater management is evolving. More and more people are flushing more and more items that more and more outdated systems just can’t handle. 

Or consider larger commercial manufacturing plants or governmental wastewater systems. The number of people in those facilities means current wastewater systems are operating over time.   

When components of these systems fail or degrade over time, the question arises: should the entire system be replaced, or are there more cost-effective and efficient alternatives?

Sewer pumps, like every other technology, are advancing rapidly in technology, design, efficiency, and production. Not only are today’s pumps grinding larger solids than ever before, they are moving the materials farther.   Keen Pump Pressure Cavity pumps have accomplished 100% more output and productivity than the nearest competitor, with more capacity and more pressure.  This is going to solve a lot of problems.

If your wastewater management system includes pumps created by a pump manufacturer that may not be keeping up with these technological advancements, then you may feel, like your pumps…clogged up!

Here are some things to consider when looking to upgrade your wastewater management system:

The Cost Factor:

It’s no secret.  Inflation is forcing everyone to stretch the dollar.  Replacing an entire wastewater system can be a substantial financial burden, involving not only the cost of new equipment but also expenses related to excavation, installation, and potential disruption to daily operations or residential life.

Consider replacement pumps that can work with your system instead.  By replacing malfunctioning or outdated pumps with newer, more efficient models, it's possible to enhance system performance without the hefty price tag associated with a full system replacement.  As referenced earlier, Keen Pumps can be “Retrofit” to work with your current system, updating your technology and saving money. 

Efficiency and Performance:

Is your pump manufacturer keeping up?  Pumps are being made today that can increase output and productivity on older pumps by more than 100%.  These new pumps are more energy efficient, and engineering improvements have led to increased reliability and durability, minimizing downtime and maintenance requirements.

Advanced Technology:

Growing population centers mean your system must keep up and must stay up. Downtime is unacceptable and preventable.  Digital remote monitoring systems with real-time data monitoring and predictive maintenance are game changers for keeping your wastewater management system operating at peak efficiency.  These upgrades in longer-lasting materials mean less downtime. 

Each of these issues can be addressed with “Retrofit” replacement pumps available at Keen Pumps.  Just let us know what pumps are in your current system, and we’ll take it from there, updating your current system with state-of-the-art technology, only available from Keen Pump. 

At Keen Pump, we are on the front lines of innovation to meet the changing landscape in the wastewater management world.  Improvements are being made daily to our product lines, just as you are experiencing new needs and mandates for change. 

Call us to learn more about how to upgrade your wastewater management system with the Pulverizer Pump. 

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