Hoboken Looks to Create New Electrical Grid to Avoid Future Power Failures and Flooding, According to CBS News Reports

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In the wake of Superstorm Sandy and several recent flash floods, Hoboken plans to install a new electrical grid that will protect sewer pumps in the event of flooding. Pump Express nationally distributes pumps and provided help to update many of New Jersey’s municipal properties’ aging sewage pumping systems.

“Pumps that don’t rely on electrical power are a priority for us this year,“ says General Manager Ed Drejman.

Many cities in the Northeast have taken a beating from storms over the past few years. Last October, CBS reports that Hoboken was just one of the many cities that suffered damages from mass power failures when Hurricane Sandy hit. This led to failure of sewer pumps which escalated the flooding.

In hopes to avoid this again, the city of Hoboken, the US Department of Energy, the NJ Board of Public Utilities, Sandia National Labs and PSE&G plan to develop a more resilient energy grid. If the North Hudson Sewerage Authority stays up and through heavy rainfall, the flood pumps can remain operational and pumping.

Pump Express is a national pump distributor and service center for pumps and pump parts. They sell a wide variety of brands and offer customers advice on pumps and pump parts. Due to the recent storms and near record breaking rainfall, Pump Express is gearing up for a busy summer to distribute replacement pumps.

Meterorologists from across the US are predicting more severe storms to hit the East Coast this summer, and Pump Express is stocked for the upcoming season. Trends indicate that people are getting prepared for more power outages. High performance models, such as the Berkeley engine driven trash pumps and the new PHCC Pro Series sump pumps are expected to be big sellers.

“Pumps that don’t rely on electrical power are a priority for us this year,” says General Manager Ed Drejman. “We have a large stock of heavy duty backup pumps and engine driven pumps for the residential market.”

Pump Express has recently helped supply pumping systems to several historic structures in New Jersey that had antiquated systems that failed to meet today’s standards. This required installing a large capacity of BJM shredder pumps, manufactured in Connecticut. Among these historic properties were the Newark Museum, the US Post Office Building in Newark and Ellis Island. Pump Express is well stocked and skilled to handle any large scale job.

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