I just found an excellent article online at epa.gov regarding specifics about generators as used by Water and Wastewater Districts.
This article has information for the basics, including how to identify the systems Water Districts might classify as Critical, Secondary and Non-Critical needs. It helps them weigh a variety of considerations including:
- Fuel Type
- Hook-Up Method
- and other elements like the use of a Variable Frequency Drive
The article also offers Operation and Maintenance Tips. Some of which include:
- Exercise your generator periodically … to keep it ready for use.
- Develop a “start and connect” checklist specific to each generator and keep it where it will be easy to find.
- Be sure the generator is properly grounded.
- Incorporate fuel management into the maintenance schedule to ensure availability of clean, reliable fuel.
The article includes a form to be used in the event of an emergency. Fill it out BEFORE you need it, and this form will help immensely when time is critical and you need to restore power to your facility FAST.
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