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Drought Watch Remains for 36 Counties, DEP Asks for Continued Voluntary Water Conservation

 2022 09 Drought

"The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today after a meeting of the Commonwealth Drought Task Force that, despite recent rainfall, 36 counties remain on drought watch, with continued voluntary water conservation requested."

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** RS&W will purchase, install, own, and maintain the grinder pump installed near the street.


General Information

A Grinder Pump works like a household garbage disposal, but on a larger scale. It grinds up wastewater produced in your home (i.e. toilet use, shower, washing machine, etc.) and pumps it into the public sewer system.

The grinder pump is placed in a tank that is buried in a convenient outdoor location on a homeowner's property. The tank provides wastewater holding storage capacity. When water is used in the house, wastewater flows into the tank. When the wastewater in the tank reaches a pre-set level, the grinder pump automatically turns on, grinds the waste and pumps it out of the tank via the homeowner's building sewer line and into the Roamingwood sewer system. A grinder pump will normally run for one or two minutes and automatically turn off when the tank is emptied. The pump is powered by electricity and is connected to a control panel near your electric meter.

In most instances, wastewater flows by gravity from a home/business building sewer line to the public sewer main where it travels to the wastewater treatment facility. At the treatment facility, the wastewater is cleaned, disinfected and safely returned to the environment. However, because of elevation, groundwater conditions or significant rock formations, conventional gravity systems may not work.


EcoTRAN- Barnes
The EcoTRAN™ System preserves groundwater ecology by collecting and grinding sewage in an underground basin and transmitting the waste under pressure to RS&W's Wastewater Treatment Plant. The unit is easily installed and maintained as well as aesthetically pleasing. Crane Pumps & Systems also offers comprehensive piping analysis for your projects.

Crane Pumps & Systems offers comprehensive piping analysis for your projects. Contact sales for more information.

Heads To: 200 feet
Flows To: 56 g.p.m.
Discharge: 1.25 inches






  • Aesthetically pleasing rock shaped covers
  • Basin Entry is never required as all maintenance requirements are top- side
  • Simple installation
  • UL and CSA Listed
  • Pump NSF Approved
  • No field adjustment is required because operating levels are factory preset.