Kerman Lift Station, Kerman, CA
A city of 14,000, Kerman is located 15 miles west of Fresno. Kerman was cited as one of the fastest growing cities in Central California with 150 percent growth since 1990. Typically, fast population growth puts a strain on local services and the city’s sewer maintenance was no exception.
Kerman’s sewer system is relatively new, approximately seven years of service, but has an old infrastructure. It consists of 25 grease traps leading to two lift stations. The lift stations empty into five ponds before reaching a final 48 million gallon pond that is utilized to irrigate silage crops.
The pictures below are a good example of the strain put on the new system and the ability of our biological technologies to minimize the maintenance costs associated with the problem areas.