Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann (www.bh.com) published a new edition of Pumping Station Design, a book that focuses on designing pump stations that are reliable, easy to operate and maintain, and free of major design mistakes. According to author Robert L. Sanks, 95 percent of pumping stations fall short of these goals.

The re-release provides additional data and design guidelines for building efficient, low-maintenance water and wastewater pumping stations.

In its third edition, the book covers station design strategies for surface water, groundwater, drinking water, or wastewater. Key topics include: ensuring lower overall costs of construction, maintenance, and repair; finishing the project on time, on budget, and operating exactly as intended; and avoiding common design mistakes.

Updates reflect many recent advances in pumping system equipment, design, and application. All chapters have been reviewed and revised. More references are made to Hydraulic Institute (HI, www.pumps.org) standards, and the new edition is fully compatible with HI standards. Chapter 12 has been entirely rewritten to reflect current Hydraulic Institute intake design requirements. New design information and calculations are given on trench-type wet wells. The latest information on the use of computer-aided pump selection, along with a step-by-step approach for selecting the best pump for the application, is also provided.

A correction was made to this article on Jan. 18, 2006. The original version cited AWWA as the publisher of the new edition of Pumping Station Design, when, in fact, the publisher is Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann.