Flooding strains city budgets
July 17, 2008
Ottumwa, for instance, has run up tens of thousands of dollars in bills
repairing pumps and other equipment damaged by flooding. One of the many advantages to the self-priming pumps
of which we are so fond is that they are extremely durable, even in disaster situations. And because the pump and the motor are two different pieces of equipment (as opposed to submersible pumps, which combine the pump and motor into a single piece of machinery), should a disaster occur and cause damage to the electric motor, a self-priming pump can be returned to service almost immediately with the installation of a new motor -- which can often be found on the shelf.
last revised July 2008