Patterson pumps meet Hurricane Gustav challenge in New Orleans

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TOCCOA, GA, Sept. 12, 2008 -- Patterson Pump Company announced that its eight 68" x 72" SAFV Mixed Flow Pumps installed at New Orleans' London Avenue Canal following Hurricane Katrina performed as planned to prevent flooding during Hurricane Gustav's challenge to the city last week.

This was the first-ever attempt under actual storm conditions to synchronize the massive floodgate structures and new pumps installed at the mouths of three New Orleans outfall canals following Katrina.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials indicated that two different kinds of temporary pumps, including Patterson's, installed at the floodgates of the London Avenue and 17th Street canals ran without failing during the approximate 24-hour period that Gustav pounded the New Orleans area.

The synchronizing process, which quickly removed water from the closed canals, allowed the New Orleans Sewage and Water Board to crank up its own pumps and remove water even faster from city streets.

Patterson Pump Company is a major manufacturer of high quality, heavy duty pumps and packaged systems for meeting pumping demand in water supply, irrigation, flood prevention and wastewater treatment; for enhancing safety and comfort in HVAC and fire suppression technology; and for industrial solutions to liquid transfer and process heating and cooling needs.

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