It’s difficult developing wastewater treatment plans for small- to medium-sized communities, where gravity sewers can be prohibitively expensive and traditional septic systems aren’t always possible. Franklin Electric offers FPS PowerSewer as an alternative to convey wastewater in many challenging situations.

This low-pressure system can eliminate the need for costly lift stations and the deep trenching of gravity systems. The FPS PowerSewer collects wastewater and can pump long distances to treatment, including to community or cluster onsite systems, as well as public sewers, according to Jessie Hinther, the company’s market development manager. “With the addition of three-phase pumps, we’re now capable of servicing both residential and commercial applications.”

The FPS PowerSewer can be installed to serve almost any building site, regardless of topography or soil type, according to Hinther. The system is compatible with any of Franklin Electric’s FPS 2 hp grinder pumps, which feature grinding at 414,000 cuts per minute, up to a 200-foot high-head shutoff, and easy serviceability.

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With its rotomolded HDPE large-capacity tank, the PowerSewer supplies reserve storage space during power outages. A shallow dry well houses the electrical junction box and isolation valve handle, while a sealed wet well opening prevents exposure to sewage.

A drop inlet allows for straightforward pipe adjustments and feeds solids directly to the grinding plane. A NEMA 4X enclosure holds the pump and alarm power circuit breakers, manual pump control and an alarm system that can be equipped with leak-detection circuitry.

The original PowerSewer designs have been on the market for more than 15 years. The company consulted with installers and service providers in developing the enhanced design, adding new 2 hp grinder models to broaden service applications.

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The PowerSewer offers numerous grinder pump electrical configurations and isolated pump support, an anti-shear discharge to protect service lines from forces generated by backfill and tank settling, a float-tree assembly with spring release for easy maintenance, and an anti-siphon check valve.

“That keeps backflow from entering back into the system, as well as eliminates clogged pumps resulting from pumping downhill,” says Hinther. 866/271-2859;

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