S&L Pump Stations Advantage

Pump Stations Overview
S&L Pump Stations Provide Efficient and Long Lasting Service

Explore important advantages afforded by innovative S&L pump stations designs and services, including energy efficient performance, long service life and realized savings. These advantages add up to a better, longer pump station life — verified by decades of successful installations.

Pumping Success Stories

Learn the ways S&L assists our customers with their pumping projects. Hear amazing stories of efficiency, safe and easy operation & maintenance, reliability and longevity, including the story of our first three pump stations, built in 1948 — which are still pumping after 65 years!

S&L Non-Clog Pumps

Rugged S&L Non-Clog Pumps don’t need design gimmicks to efficiently meet the 10 States Standard for 3” (7.6 cm) solids handling. With custom-trimmed dual-port impellers, we pass 3” (7.6 cm) solids and maintain high efficiencies.  Rags, wipes and flushables are no match for S&L.

Benefits of Vacuum Priming

Efficient pump priming allows wastewater pumping to be accomplished at ground level in a safe environment, eliminating confined space entry for all routine maintenance and inspection with S&L's latest innovation, the WaveStart™ Priming System.

Operator-Safe O&M

Offering the safest pump station access on the market, EVERLAST™ Pump Stations are inspected and maintained without the requirements typically associated with confined space entry, including harnesses, gas monitoring equipment, and multiple personnel.


As the industry pioneer of factory-built and assembled pump stations—and single-source responsibility—more than 70 years ago, we continue to develop all of our products in our quality-controlled, U.S. based, 115,000 ft2 (10,600 m2) manufacturing facility.

Complete System Testing

S&L pump stations are tested to Hydraulic Institute standards in our state-of-the-art automated testing facilities, which replicate actual field conditions including more than 20 feet (6 m) of suction lift. Our customers are always invited to witness testing at our factory.

vs. Submersibles - 12 Year Study

S&L pump stations are operated without the requirements associated with confined space entry for submersbiles, such as harnesses, multiple personnel and more. This leads to extended service life and 50% less O&M costs for S&L systems – verified by an actual 12-year case study!

vs. Submersibles - Installation Costs

Compare the installation requirements for an S&L EVERLAST™ pump station to a typical submersible pump station. The main components and ancillary equipment required for each system are not often included in the submersible “pump purchase price”.

Versus Self-Primers

Simplified yet state-of-the-art S&L vacuum priming offers many advantages over self-priming in the key areas of operator safety and convenience, O&M requirements and energy efficiency. Vacuum priming features a less complex design of three basic elements.


Imagine buying an S&L pump station and having it run for 3 generations.  That's exactly what the city of Salina, KS did right after World War II. With 70 years of service, our first 3 pump stations have combined for nearly 2 million hours of pumping!

Energy Efficiency

Smith & Loveless has a long and proud legacy of building some of the most energy efficient pumps in the industry.  And we'll continue to develop product advancements as technology changes and the market develops.

Pumping Education

S&L offers extensive education and training to ensure you get the most out of your pumping system. From direct field service training & local seminars, to online videos & webinars, S&L offers a lifetime of support & education.

We'll Come to You!

Seeing is believing. Smith & Loveless is so confident in our long-lasting, operator-safe Wet Well Mounted Pump Stations (WWMPS) that we bring one with us on the road.  Find out more and schedule a visit here.

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