Life-cycle equipment costs matter
November 19, 2009
The town of Pontiac, Illinois, just approved the purchase of a pump to replace a Gorman-Rupp pump from 1976
at their wastewater-treatment plant. That's a 33-year-old pump. When plants and wastewater-collection systems are being designed, the engineers and operators involved can't just consider the up-front costs of their equipment -- they have to evaluate the life-cycle costs of repairs and replacements. A 33-year life cycle -- not even extraordinary by Gorman-Rupp self-priming pump standards
-- can mean a vastly lower total cost of ownership than a pump that has a cheaper purchase price.
last revised November 2009