Finding solutions for power outages
November 10, 2009
The city of Stanley, Iowa, has attracted Iowa DNR attention after pumping untreated wastewater into a field
following a power outage that knocked out its main pumping station. Whether the DNR will end up penalizing the city is yet to be seen, but it could happen since the DNR has done so on previous occasions with other cities. The potential for expensive fines and other liabilities can make portable lift stations
and engine-backup lift stations
very attractive as insurance policies against power outages.
last revised November 2009