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HOW TO SEWER UPHILL IN A DESERT AND SAVE A HUNDRED THOUSAND OF DOLLARS

case study feature paradise valleyParadise Valley, Arizona

Challenge

The original builder of this property had gone bankrupt when installing a sump pump and lift station.

• Solid rock and a home site below grade

• The town's environmental requirements meant minimal disruption was allowed during construction 

• Rocky terrain

Solution

Arizona builder Michael Mendelsohn knew that an E/One grinder pump required less excavation, was more realiable, and cost a fraction of the sump pump and lift station.

“I was really comfortable with the Environment One grinder pumps for the project because I knew they were very reliable. When you are building a multi-million dollar home, you want to make sure the sewer system is not going to fail. I chose a dual pump system from E/One – if one pump shuts down, an alarm sounds and the other pump keeps working. Sump pumps, on the other hand, are notoriously unreliable, so I would have been very nervous about the failure rate for that solution.”

- Michael Mendelsohn

Result

An E/One GP 2014 was installed at the home and connected to the town sewer line in the street above the home.

Downloads

Paradise Valley focus sheet (PDF)