Franklin Electric Helps Texas Municipality Implement a Sustainable Grinder Pump Solution

Franklin Electric’s FPS IGP Series grinder pumps are making service issues and overtime costs a thing of the past for the East Cedar Creek Fresh Water Supply District (ECCFWSD) in Texas. Franklin Electric worked with the utility to offer a more reliable grinder pump solution that could be used throughout its system, which included 3,600 individual grinder pumps for residential and commercial use as well as pumps for 10 to 15 lift stations.

For the customer, Franklin Electric’s solution-focused approach and customer service helped prove the value of the equipment. Franklin Electric invited ECCFWSD engineers into its local lab to see first-hand what efficient FPS pumps could accomplish. Grinding was the main concern, and Franklin put several products to the test, including the IGP-A Series and IGP-M Series — both designed for residential or light commercial sewage needs. The automatic and manual 208- to 230-volt single-phase pumps are 2 hp, but perform closer to 3.5 or 5 hp, according to the manufacturer. The cutter system on the units is also designed not to bind up even if the pump stops running at the end of a cycle.

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The ECCFWSD liked what it saw and specified the pumps for known problem areas. The pumps delivered; call-outs are down significantly, and failure rates have improved. Now, the ECCFWSD can answer nuisance calls with a solid solution. 

If a failed pump cannot be repaired on the first attempt, it is sent to the district’s pump graveyard and a new Franklin Electric pump is installed in its place. Currently, the IGP Series grinder pumps are considered the preferred solution for the district’s grinder applications and will be installed as-needed as issues arise with the current equipment.

Franklin Electric is a global provider of complete systems for the movement of water, manufacturing pumps, motors, controls and drives. Franklin Electric offers innovative solutions for a multitude of applications in the municipal, industrial, residential and commercial markets. Its portfolio includes wastewater, surface, booster and submersible pumps and packages, offering you robust systems through its Pioneer Pump, FPS and Little Giant brands. 

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