Gorman-Rupp Above Ground Pumping Station with 6x6 Tall Enclosure

Easily Convert Submersible Station to Above-Ground Station

It is easy to convert a submersible pump station to a Gorman-Rupp above-ground self-priming pumping station. A new factory-built Gorman-Rupp pump station can easily be installed on the valve vault at ground level. The discharge piping from the submersible pumps is used as the suction piping for the new Gorman-Rupp self-priming pumps, which simplifies installation. 

Gorman-Rupp above-ground pumping stations have many attractive features:

  • Eliminates confined spaces
  • No electricity or wiring in the wet well
  • No heavy pumps to lift out of the wet well
  • Easy access to the pumps, motors, and valves
  • Pumps that are easy to maintain

Converting from a submersible pumping station to an above-ground pumping station is easy because the pumps, motors, controls, and fiberglass enclosure are all supplied by Gorman-Rupp, assembled at the factory, and shipped complete to the job site. The drawings below illustrate how the conversion is accomplished:

Submersible Pump Station
Submersible Pump Station Before Conversion

Submersible Pump Station After Conversion to Above Ground Gorman-Rupp Pump Station
Submersible Pump Station After Conversion to Above Ground Gorman-Rupp Pump Station

With the pump station located above ground, the pumps, valves, and all mechanical equipment are easily accessible for monitoring and maintenance. The discharge of the new station easily connects to the existing force main, and the “old” valve vault is no longer a hazardous work area. One operator can now safely access and maintain all the equipment at the station without the need for cranes, crane trucks, confined space equipment, and onerous safety procedures.

The heated and ventilated fiberglass enclosure provides a warm, dry, non-hazardous environment for the equipment and operators. This allows the operator to easily inspect the pumping equipment and perform all necessary maintenance to keep it operating at peak efficiency.

Both Gorman-Rupp and Envirep offer outstanding service and support. The Envirep Service Department is highly trained in pumping station startup, maintenance, and troubleshooting. We assist owners in troubleshooting mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical problems over the telephone or in the field. Service contracts are available to provide periodic service by a factory-trained service technician. 

Gorman-Rupp Above Ground Wastewater Pumping Station
Gorman-Rupp Above Ground Wastewater Pumping Station

To meet the challenges ahead, you need more than an equipment supplier – you need a solutions provider. Gorman-Rupp and Envirep are committed to helping you solve your pumping equipment needs and working with you to adapt the best overall pumping system performance over the life of the system.

We have the right solution for your pumping applications and the expertise to make it work!

For more information on converting submersible pump stations to above-ground pump stations please contact Envirep at 717-761-7884 or sales@envirep.com.

By Steve Solon, Application Engineer at Envirep, Inc.

Envirep is a manufacturer’s representative serving the municipal and industrial water and wastewater market in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia, and Virginia.

Envirep is a manufacturer’s representative for manufacturers of equipment used to pump, treat and dispose of wastewater and biosolids. We also represent manufacturers of equipment used to pump, treat, distribute and store drinking (potable) water.