A sand quarry in Wagga Wagga purchased a second-hand Gorman-Rupp self-priming 10” T10A3S-B pump in late 2016 to pump water out of a pit, after the Murrumbidgee river broke its banks and flooded it.
They purchased the pump from Penrith Lakes Authority, who had been using the pump for almost 15 years.
The quarry contacted Hydro Innovations to obtain information of the pump’s performance and enquire as to the availability of parts.
Without having to buying a single part, the quarry was able to put the pump to work in November 2016. Since then it has been successfully pumping 24/7, pumping water 1.5km to washing plants, storage ponds or settling ponds, before it is eventually returned to the river.
No parts have been purchased to date, and the pump continues to pump the water, dirt, rocks and sand 24/7, and will continue to do so until the pit is empty.
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