A Wagga Wagga-based sand
quarry purchased a second hand Gorman-Rupp pump to remove water from a flooded
pit at their site. The previous owner of the Gorman-Rupp self priming 10″
T10A3S-B pump, Penrith Lakes Authority had used the pump for almost 15 years.
The quarry approached Hydro Innovations to obtain information about pump performance and the availability
of parts. However, without buying a single part, the quarry put the pump to
work in November 2016.
Since then, the pump has been operating around-the-clock,
pumping water 1.5km to washing plants, storage ponds or settling ponds, before
it is eventually returned to the river. No parts have been replaced yet with
the pump continuing to drain the pit of water, dirt, rocks and sand.