Jan 17 2015

Barnes Pressure Sewer System – Lake Ariel, PA

Location Overview:

Life before a Pressure Sewer System: Lake Ariel is located in the north eastern region Pennsylvania with approximately 3,800 residents. Lake Ariel is home to a gated community in the Pocono Mountains. The community includes a lake, a small ski resort, a golf course, and hiking and bicycle trails, all built on a rock foundation.


 Barnes EcoTRAN Internal View


Pump Station Details:

The existing 26 pumping stations included several different brands of pumps, an outrageous electrical consumption and they required continuous maintenance. The stations ranged in service life of less than 5 years old to being over 18 years old. Each duplex station had carried an initial $150,000 – $200,000 investment and now required replacement.


CP&S provided a low pressure sewer design that eliminated all of the lift stations and projected an $80,000 savings every year just in electrical costs. The new design included a Barnes EcoTRAN packaged system fitted with the Barnes Omni Grind grinder pump to be installed at each home site. The station is hidden under a tank cover disguised as a landscape garden rock. The newly designed pressure sewer system utilized much smaller pipe than a gravity-based system and eliminated the need for 40-foot open cuts through a neighborhood with pristine trees. The only entry points into the system from home site to treatment facility are the homes themselves. With no secondary leakage, treatment gets simpler, demands less energy and money, and is easier to predict what’s coming out the other end.

Key Takeaways:

Pain Points:

• The entire community was built on a rock foundation
• The existing pumps required excessive electricity consumption and continuous maintenance
• Each duplex station required replacement


• The EcoTRAN is projected to save nearly $80,000 in electrical costs each year
• The EcoTRAN required a smaller pipe eliminated the need to cut down local trees

The rocks that pose as the cover on the Barnes Pressure Sewer System.

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