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April 30, 2018

Non-Potable Water System Installation with an Air-Gap Break Tank to Benefit New 10 Billion-Plus Capacity Reservoir in Greater Chicago

When everything is working smoothly with a water system, whether that system is delivering potable water or removing wastewater or storm water, few people give any thought to what is taking place. When something goes wrong, however, the entire story changes and the complexities of a properly functioning water system becomes increasingly important to everyone [...]
March 7, 2018

Prefabricated Disinfection Building Helps Park Forest Transition from Chlorine Gas to Sodium Hypochlorite for Potable Water Treatment

Even the best designed and most regularly maintained systems eventually reach end of life. From worn components to growing demands that aging equipment can no longer accommodate, this is an inevitable reality associated with running a municipal water supply. Like all well managed municipalities, Park Forest, Ill., understands this. When systems show their age, villages [...]
November 3, 2017

Metropolitan Industries: More Than Just a Pump Shop

You may have been coming to Metropolitan for years to get your lift station or sump pump or booster pump replaced every so often, or maybe you haven’t used our products yet but know it’s time to think about replacing that old hydronic system. No matter how well you know Metropolitan, you may not be [...]
October 9, 2017

Metropolitan Upgrades and Designs New Pump System for One North LaSalle Building

The One North LaSalle Building is a building in the LaSalle Street corridor in the Loop community area of Chicago. It was for some time one of Chicago’s tallest buildings. Previously the domestic water in the building was supplied via a duplex pump system and tank in the sub-basement which pumped water up to the [...]
August 10, 2017

Metropolitan Industries Celebrates 60 Years

When we became a company in 1957, we started with little more than a home office in Western Springs, Illinois. In fact, it would be another ten years before Metropolitan Pump Company (as we were then known) even became incorporated and another year after that before we moved to our first official facility: A modest [...]
August 10, 2017

Ottawa, Illinois Upgrades City Pump Monitoring to Remotely Hosted Cloud SCADA System

As one of the most common industrial control systems, a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system is of critical importance to municipalities. By allowing for the centralized monitoring of the larger water system — wastewater treatment, storm water, water treatment, lift stations, etc. — SCADA systems streamline access and help ensure that everything is [...]
August 8, 2017

Helping Oak Lawn Put A Roof Overhead

Pump stations come in many shapes and sizes. With so many options for customization depending on the needs of the customer, you could almost say that no two pump stations are exactly alike. That might be a bit of a stretch, but it’s definitely not a stretch to say that all pump stations aren’t created [...]
August 8, 2017

Metropolitan is a Hit with Stormwater Pump Station at Impact Field in Rosemont

“Play ball,” and the crack of a baseball bat hitting a ball will be the sounds fans will hear sometime in May of 2018 when the new Rosemont baseball park will open. Between now and then, there will be plenty of ground to cover. Metropolitan assisted in the development and design of the pump station [...]
August 7, 2017

Metropolitan’s Storm Water Pumps to Help Protect the Statue of Liberty for Future Generations

305 feet below the tip of the Statue of Liberty’s torch, in the basement of the building, is the storm water pump system which serves the administrative buildings and the nearly five million tourists visiting the statue each year. In conjunction with Reilly Construction, Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing (the distributor for our Ion Technologies division on the [...]

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