Collier County unveils new Master Pump Station
In September 2017, when Hurricane Irma hit Florida, there was only one pump station in Collier County with power.
Not long after, the county decided to build a new Master Pump site.
Craig Pajer, Principal Project Manager of Collier County Public Utilities, said it was a no-brainer to install an emergency generator. Plus, he wanted to add another layer of security.
“We have diesel pumps that take over and pump the wastewater flows.”
The old location pumped 7.5 million gallons per day. The new site doubles that.