Each step of the water treatment process is key to t he final delivery of an adequate volume of safe drinking water to each customer. In the many steps of the process the first step is the raw water pump station.

The raw water pump station must pull water from a reservoir or a river and transmit that untreated water to the water treatment facility. The pump station must be designed such that it can dependably pull water from the body of water regardless of high-water level or low water level. In order to maximize water quality, raw water pump stations should be able to pull water from different levels in the water body to take advantage of better-quality water at varying depths. The raw water pump station must also be designed in such a way as to not become clogged with debris that is inherent in most reservoirs and rivers.

Hayter Engineering has designed a variety of pump stations for clients: vertical turbine, vacuum-assist prime end suction, and self-priming pump stations with land, barge, and platform-based stations.

Without a properly designed raw water pump station, the best designed treatment facility is of no value without the proper volume and quality of raw water to begin the treatment process. The raw water pump station is therefore a vital indispensable component of a successful water treatment system.