Location: Springdale, AR
During construction of a new wash bay facility, a forklift dealer/distributor enlisted our help to design a wash bay and install a sewer pretreatment system. While testing the SPT-10 Sewer Discharge System for the initial start-up, we discovered that the wash bay sump pit had a slow but potentially dangerous leak. This leak, if not corrected, would have lead to groundwater contamination with oily waste water and wash water from batteries. This deficiency had to be corrected prior to use of the wash bay.
SOLUTION: The fix needed to be permanent and 100% effective to protect the customer’s interests. If a leak contaminated the ground water and associated soils, clean-up could cost tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Several solutions were developed including lining the sump with a water-proof grouting material, installing a stainless steel liner in the sump, and re-pouring the concrete. After analyzing all of the solutions, they decided that the water-proof grouting option would provide the best protection for the money.
DATE INSTALLED: April 2007
RESULTS: Since the problem was caught before washing operations commenced, no dirty, oily water leaked into the groundwater and no contamination occurred. The customer is very happy with the sewer discharge system which was designed to automatically pull water from the sump.