Green Pumping Equates to Green Savings with Smith and Loveless Pump Stations

LENEXA, Kan. - A recent wire to water efficiency comparison of Smith & Loveless (S&L) pump stations versus leading submersible and self-priming pumps prove that S&L Pumps save significantly on power demands and associated CO2 output emissions, thus preserving precious fuels and the environment.

The study measured efficiency, horsepower draw and metric tons of CO2 emitted per year based on typical operating conditions for four-inch pumps. The results show the importance of pump efficiency differentials in terms of annual power use and resulting impact on the environment. A 10 percent more efficient S&L pump in wire to water efficiency yields a difference in less horsepower drawn by several HP, which results in several metric tons of CO2 emitted annually. This reduced energy demand can save more than $1,000 annually in power costs on one pump station alone. Retrofitting or installing more energy efficient S&L Pumps may be a strong qualifier for municipalities seeking funds from the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) for green projects.

S&L pump stations are also proven to require less maintenance, labor and parts, which significantly reduces energy resources required over time. S&L pumps typically last five to seven times longer than submersibles, which can help eliminate the industry's practice of disposing of old pumps into landfills. For more information on S&L pumping stations, visit

Founded in 1946, Smith & Loveless Inc. is a global leader in the water and wastewater industry, offering a complete line of equipment and boasting installations in more than 70 nations around the world.


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