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WWS Provides Alternative “Solutions” to Mercury Sealed Motors

October 20, 2014

Feature - Todd Kerry, Water Well Solutions

Water Well InsiderWater Well Solutions (WWS) is a full service water well contractor serving the entire Midwest in the municipal, industrial, agricultural, commercial and residential water well markets.WWS operates an extensive fleet of service vehicles on standby 24 hours a day, seven days a week waiting to respond to any and all emergencies.WWS services include but are not limited to the servicing, rewinding or rebuilding of existing submersible motors, and pumping equipment. Please visit our website at www.wwssg.com for a full company profile.

As you may be aware, the Governor recently signed legislation approved by the Illinois House of Representatives and the State Senate banning the sale and distribution of mercury seals commonly found in the Bryon Jackson Type “H” submersible well pump motors. This ban is to begin July 1, 2012. With the advent of this new legislation, owners of water systems will be required to seek alternative seals (such as double mechanical seals) when installing new submersible motors, or repairing motors with mercury seals.

With the ban set to take effect in less than a year, WWS has developed several options to assist water system with becoming compliant. One option is to replace submersible motors that have a mercury seal, with a motor constructed with an industry standard double mechanical type seal. Another option is to retrofit the motors that have a mercury seal with a double mechanical seal, which is often a more cost effective solution. It is our goal to assist clients with understanding the impact of this new law and to provide cost effective solutions to achieve compliance.

Water Well Solutions represents a wide array of submersible motor manufacturers that construct motors with the industry standard double mechanical seal. These motors are NSF approved and compliant with the new State of Illinois regulations. These motor designs are environmentally friendly and include options for either oilfilled or water-filled housings. WWS manages relationships with “all” manufactures including: Franklin, Hitachi, Baker-Hughes Centrilift, Sun-Star, Alstra, Exodine, and Indar just to name a few. WWS also carries a line of motors designed as a direct replacement for the Byron Jackson motors which are of superior construction and come standard with the double mechanical seal, and mount directly to the Byron Jackson pump without adaptation. WWS also has extensive experience with providing the services to convert existing Byron Jackson mercury sealed motors to a double mechanical seal in order to satisfy compliance requirements. A long list of satisfied clients is available for review upon your request.

For more information regarding the services WWS has to offer, or for additional information regarding the new legislation and compliance issues, please visit our website at www.wwssg.com or feel free to contact any of our experienced project managers at (888) 769-9009. We hope to hear from you soon, and look forward to the opportunity to respectfully earning your business.

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