Sump Pumps

Shipped out for Flood Relief

The recent hurricane that hit the coast of the Carolinas left many in a situation of devastating flooding and water damage. Several manufacturing leaders in the pumps industry acted proactively and instinctively, sending help to thousands of customers near the coast. SouthernPHC magazine spoke to two pump manufacturers that prepped and shipped pumps to the areas expected to be affected weeks before the storm even hit.

Zoeller M53 Sump Pump

The M53 pump is a part of the 50 Series of sump pumps by Zoeller. The entire series is float-operated and submersible with a corrosion-resistant, powder-coated epoxy finish. The 50 series is designed for residential dewatering or effluent use. The M53 features a cast iron switch case, motor and pump housing along with a stainless steel guard and handle. The M53 also has an engineered, glass filled, plastic impeller with a metal insert and an engineered thermoplastic base.

Zoeller shipped 15,000 M53s during the two to three weeks before Florence was expected to hit the Carolinas’ coast.

“It’s was just second nature for us, helping customers is what we do.” — Bill Zoeller

Liberty Pumps 250 Series

The 250 series is known as the “workhorse” sump pump line of Liberty Pumps. The pumps are one-piece and have a cast iron body. The epoxy powder finish and vortex style impeller ensure a durable and dependable product. The line is versatile, having three different switch options and a vertical magnetic float design for smaller pits.

Two weeks prior to the storm, approximately 1,400 pumps from the 250, 240, and S-30 series were sent to Liberty Pump’s rep agency, Snider, Inc. in Charlotte, N.C., where they were then divided up and shipped to wholesale customers in the areas expecting major flooding.

“These pumps were chosen for the job because of their durability and ability to continue running without getting jammed.” – Pat Medlen, Southeast Regional Manager