Marvell, AR is a small rural water system had been using an elevated storage tank for means of water pressure and volume for the town supplied by an old turbine that would only fill the elevated tank to about half of its capacity. They have a second elevated tank in the county as a back up however by only filling that tank half full it did not have enough pressure to send the water to the county tank. They also had no fire protection due to the lack of volume and pressure. It was cost prohibitive to install a new elevated storage tank due to the new seismic regulations. We decided to go with a horizontal mounted Aquaforce booster package with two 750 GPM @ 130′ TDH pumps.
The system consisted of 650,000 gallon ground storage tank, the Aquaforce Booster Package (built by Flowtronex), 14’X18’X8 Shelter Works Enclosure, Backup Generator, and Radio Level Control system to operate the system due to the elevated tank is appx. 1200ft. from the booster station site. This is all being monitored by a RACO Alarm Agent system. The size of the pumps we chosen due to the need to meet fire regulations for 1500 GPM. With the new system we now use the old turbine to fill the ground storage tank.
The Aquaforce Booster station monitors the level in the elevated tank and maintains it to the appropriate levels for the desired pressure. If the elevated tank has to be taken out of service we can switch to constant pressure mode and maintain to desired pressure for the entire utility water system. In the event of a fire they now have the capability to pump 1500 GPM for the approved length of time to put them in compliance for the fire code and insurance for the town. System has been in operation now about a year and has performed to everyone expectations. Due to this same problem in Rural AR the state health dept. has selected this design concept as a model for future municipal upgrades.Share