The Dana Point wastewater pumping station in Southern California was suffering terribly from rags and trash wrapping around pump impellers. Pumps were ragging up once or twice every week – and these were the fanciest “non-clog” pumps available.
What’s the point of a non-clog pump if it constantly clogs?
The wastewater District installed a small, energy-efficient Channel Monster grinder to chop up all the rags into small particles so the pumps can move wastewater efficiently. Since the Channel Monster was installed none of the pumps have clogged.
It’s working beautifully. We used to de-rag pumps 1-2 times per week. The procedure to de-rag the pumps was time-consuming and messy – lock-out, tag-out, crane them up, reach in and pull out the rag ball. It would take two men about 30 minutes to do. This is much better. – Pump Station Operator