The Samples Road Pump Station initially serves three schools (two elementary and one middle). This pump station will ultimately serve the drainage basin (3,650 acres) and be required to pump 2.6 MGD (1,800 gpm) per the City of Cumming's Sewer Master Plan.
The initial phase of the Samples Road Pump Station includes two 130-HP Flygt Model CP-3300 submersible pumps. The pump station will ultimately be a triplex station with the installation of one additional 130-HP pump. GA Industries Checktronics Check Valves have been installed to reduce pump shutdown surges. A 275 kW standby generator provides continuous operation during power failures. The 12-foot diameter wet well provides substantial storage for the ultimate flow requirement.
A retaining wall was required to be constructed around the pump station in order to raise the equipment above the 100-year flood elevation. The PS did not have any issues during the September, 2009 flooding in the Atlanta area. Due to the sensitive location, the building, generator and jib crane were painted brown to blend in with the surrounding area.
Construction of the Samples Road Pump Station was completed September of 2009 with a contract amount of $942,000.