Illinois American Water’s Peoria District Constructs New Pump Station; Technology Supports Sustainable and Environmentally-Friendly Operations
Mar 09, 2022
llinois American Water’s Peoria District is investing $950,000 to construct a new pump station for the local water system. The new pump station will help move treated drinking water through the complex water distribution system to Bartonville area customers.
The new pump station will feature variable frequency drive (VFD) motors which use energy-saving technology to vary the pumping output to match current demands, rather than operating at one constant speed. Improved controls and backup power will also support reliability in severe weather or power outages.
According to Trip Barton, engineering manager, the technology at the new pump station aligns with “Illinois American Water’s values for sustainable and environmental operations.” He said, “Whenever possible, we implement green technology to help decrease energy use and cost, reducing our environmental footprint and benefiting our customers.”
The new pump station will be brought online next month. The project is not expected to impact water service.
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