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June 21, 2017

Village of Oak Brook Upgrades Lift Station and Pump Controls to Custom Prefabricated House Built by Metropolitan

Rather than digging deeper trenches for gravity sewers – a process that can become costly due to associated excavation costs – lift stations move wastewater from lower to higher elevations. Though the basic components of lift stations, including wet wells, valve vaults, and dry-pits, have remained fairly consistent over the last several decades, technology, design, [...]
June 20, 2017

Metering Customer Satisfaction

Since our founding, Metropolitan Industries has been motivated by one central focus: A job well done. Though it would be nice if the criteria that marks “well done” were as easy to measure as gallons per minute, horsepower, or pressure, we set the bar well above these basic quantifiable measurements. At Metropolitan, we believe that [...]
June 19, 2017

Water Control in Concrete Structures Begins with Waterproofing via Concrete Crack Repair

Emecole, a Metropolitan Industries company, recently assisted in an experimental project where the concrete was cast off site and brought to the build location of a municipal structure on the east coast using a specific epoxies and polyurethane foams to repair cracks. Whether you are talking about a home, an office building, or a municipal [...]
June 14, 2017

Pumping Up Water Pressure Performance with the XTB Booster Pump System

A prefabricated booster pump system for smaller municipalities in an insulated traffic box style enclosure. This enclosure is accessible from both the front and back sides as shown. In a perfectly flat world, a community’s potable water pressure would be maintained with a water tower using little more than the force of gravity. However, we [...]
May 31, 2017

The Langham, Chicago Upgrades Hot Water Temperature Control System with MetroMix

Two MetroMix Temperature Controllers installed on a hot water system in the basement of the Langham, Chicago hotel. The notion that, “Change is the only constant,” applies to basically everything, including our water. Between a growing population, aging infrastructure, and efforts to improve water supply and delivery, municipalities around the country are changing water treatment [...]
May 9, 2017

Winners from our Ion+ Connect Smart Controller Raffle

We are pleased to announce the winners of our Ion+ Connect Smart Controller from a raffle drawing during the IL PHCC Show in Oak Brook, IL. Bill Todd, A & W Plumbing and Heating John Schull, Arrow Plumbing Matt Gwaltney, M & E Plumbing Gary Carrol, Maglish Plumbing and Heating Keith Schreiner, Parks Plumbing The [...]
March 8, 2017

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Upgrades Water Heating System

Rehabilitation health care centers are a vital part of life for those looking to make the transition back to normalcy after an injury. Since 1954, the doctors, nurses and specialists of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago have had one mission – providing the highest-quality patient care with the best outcomes. Recently, The Rehabilitation Institute of […]

March 8, 2017

Metropolitan Provides Answers to Silicon Valley Water Reuse System

Metropolitan Industries prides itself on having an industry focus on projects that help with the quality of public water systems. Our recent involvement in the Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center focused on the greater Silicon Valley community, reshaping the recycled water industry as a whole. The Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center (SCAWP) is […]

March 8, 2017

Rehab of Municipal Public Works Facilities Creates Cost Savings and Safety Improvements

Wastewater Treatment Plant Chemical Building in Lockport, IL (Bonnie Brae) Sanitary and storm water lift stations are simply asked to run when required without issue for years and even decades. However, they sometimes are over-looked or forgotten regarding maintenance. Municipalities must budget their money to maintain equipment, make upgrades, or just stay up-to-date with the [...]