Wet Well Mixing Success With The GridBee® AP500
Great Customer Reviews And A Free Trial Offer For Every City
The GridBee® AP500 wet well mixer for lift stations officially launched in April 2015. From its very first installation it became clear this little mixer had some huge benefits in the world of lift station wet wells. Even then we didn’t have a true picture until bits and pieces of success story after success story started to make it our way. We thought we’d share a couple of them with you.
An end to weekly cleaning...
One Customer installed their first GridBee® AP500 system in a lift station wet well that required a vac truck to pump out the grease layer once per week. They were hoping to save some cost by extending cleaning intervals. They were quite surprised what they saw...
"This is our first AP500 installation. When we attempted to lower the unit through the scum, it wouldn't go through. It rested on top. The only way to get it down was to turn it on and let it work itself down. In 6 hours it has almost completely removed a foot thick scum layer. We are impressed.”
From an unwanted chore to a pail scoop...
In another case, the Customer was preparing to test their first AP500 during their Independence Day celebration (the busiest time of year for them). They let us know they were putting us to the extreme test...
"Current plan is to do grease removal from Main Lift Station on Monday or Tuesday of next week, then install unit into clean wet well and begin [to] test operation...Height of the wet end of the unit is shorter than I expected, which is a positive as our operating wet well level is approximately four feet above the flat bottom of the wet well. I am expecting significant wet well convection flow with this unit, and hope that the irregular geometry of the wet well does not impede the ability of the AP500 to keep our floating grease material in suspension. Typical grease build-up in this wet well causes the grease layer to reform within 5-10 days after cleaning. We will also be receiving our heaviest summer sewage flows over Fourth of July Weekend, as an influx of visitors will be in town to celebrate the 60th anniversary of our...local parade and events. Can't think of a much better test condition for this unit for our purposes!”
One of our Regional Managers followed up with them a little after the Fourth Of July holiday and gave this report…
"Just got off the phone with them. They said the AP500 is doing wonders and it solved the grease problem they were having in this wet well. They just got done with their July 4th town festivities the AP500 performed great during this period. This wet well would previously form a heavy layer of grease which would need to be pumped out every 4 - 6 weeks (a job that no one wanted to do). Now he just removes a small amount of grease every week by dipping it out with a pail. They said some grease gets pushed into some dead corners but are okay with that. The rest of the grease gets broken up and flows through the system. They might start to experiment with the compressor by turning it off and letting the grease in the corners start to flow back into the main channel. They are also going to try different placements to impact the corners a little better If this works, it would save them even more time (no more dipping the pail every week). They are pretty excited about the AP500 and it exceeded there expectations.”
Free Trial Offer For Every City
So far the GridBee® AP500 has an amazing 98% keep rate. Considering only a handful of returns with great feedback from our Customers, this mixer is proving its value in the field across the country. This is why we are confident in offering a “Try Before You Buy” 30-day no risk trial with no upfront cost for every City that wants one. If the AP500 doesn’t do the job, send it back within 30 days and you’re no worse for wear. It’s the best offer you’ll find on the market for mixing your lift station wet wells and we hope you take us up on it while it lasts.
Posted By- The GridBee® SolarBee® Team
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