The main headworks pump station that accommodates all of the sewage from the City of Valparaiso is located at the EKPCF Wastewater Treatment Plant on Joliet Road. The headworks building pictured is responsible for screening, removing grit & debris, and pumping an average of 5.3 million gallons per day of pretreated sewage to the wastewater plant with the ability to pump over 20 million gallons per day during heavy rain or snow melt events.
The upgrades included the replacement of the existing lift pumps with new centrifugal high efficiency FLYGT pumps, variable frequency drives, HVAC and electrical systems.
The project was designed by DLZ LLC and constructed by Bowen Engineering utilizing the guaranteed savings process.
Special thanks to Wastewater Operations Manager Paul Scott and Resident Project Representative Bob Garmon for providing oversight and bringing the project to successful completion.
Construction at the Headworks Pump Station Facility