New Channel Monster Exceeds Expectations For Pump Stations


For pump stations, the third generation Channel Monster® XD surpasses all existing technologies in terms of performance, durability and reduced costs. The system protects pumps and prevents ragging and clogging problems especially those caused by flushable wipes.

The patented Channel Monster integrates rotating screening drums with proven Muffin Monster® grinder technology. The system accommodates high-flows while shredding solids (such as rags, trash, rocks and disposable wipes) into particles that flow harmlessly through pumps, pipes and processes. Screening drums direct solids into the cutters and are made of 1/2” (12mm) stainless steel coil. JWCE offers optional perforated screening drums with 1/4” (6mm) circular openings for higher capture efficiency. Channel Monster XD comes in three sizes – 2.0, 2.5 and 3.0.

Pump stations full of debris are now easier than ever to manage with the Channel Monster’s larger, extreme duty design. Our taller grinders use larger cutters and shafts, allowing it to shred large solids and handle first flush storm loading. Channel Monsters easily replace troublesome bar screens and comminutors — helping you reduce operating and maintenance costs.  Clean, powerful, reliable and cost effective – Channel Monster is the industry’s high-flow grinder of choice!

From compact – the highly-efficient model 1205, to mid-sized – model 4010, powerful and high-flow, to massive – model 9020 is 10′ tall and handles up to 60 MGD.  You are sure to find a unit that can fit your needs.

“Pumping station designers can now replace bar screens with the Channel Monster so operators never have to deal with solids removal and disposal – eliminating vector and odor problems in the neighborhood,” said Rob Sabol, JWC’s Director of Engineering.

New Vertical Auger Monster Screen Fits Inside Pump Stations


The new Vertical Auger Monster captures flushable wipes & protects pumps.

Wastewater pump stations are facing an influx of sewer clogging rags and debris, so JWC Environmental engineers developed a breakthrough vertical Auger Monster® screening system to fit inside cramped pump stations and provide complete pump protection.

Once installed, Auger Monster model AGV safely and easily screens, cleans and conveys rags and debris straight up and out of the sewer system. This gives collection system managers an affordable new way to remove rags before they can clog sewage pumps and eliminate the wasted time and expense of de-ragging a pump.

The vertical Auger Monster is attached to the wall of the pump station next to the influent pipeline and captures rags, wipes, plastics and trash before they get inside the wet well. The screen is custom built to fit each site and can screen up to 1 million gallons per day (158 m3/h). It can also be installed as a headworks screen for a small treatment plant or lagoon system.

“The 90° Auger Monster opens up a whole new series of applications,” said Rob Sabol, Director of R&D for JWCE. “It fits into a tight footprint to provide complete pump protection by capturing, cleaning and removing rags and trash.”

Even small trash such as cigarette butts can’t escape the Auger Monster. A high-capture rate screening basket with ¼” (6mm) circular openings stops the debris and the rotating auger lifts it to ground level. The patented compaction zone compresses and dewaters material before dropping into a plastic bag or bin ready for landfill disposal.

Auger Monster model AGV offers these unique features: a Muffin Monster® grinder to shred material so it is easier to wash, convey and compact; a spray wash system removes soft organics and puts it back in the wastewater flow where it belongs; and the compaction zone reduces the volume of material so fewer trips to the landfill are needed.

“The terrible problem with ‘flushable’ wipes in the sewer system requires creative and affordable solutions,” said Scott Kelly, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “The new vertical Auger Monster screen is the solution collection systems managers will like –it’s affordable, operates automatically and makes pump stations reliable once again.”

Our new vertical screen joins a complete family of Auger Monster screening systems. While AGV screens at 90°, models ACE, AGE and ALE are installed at 35° or 45° for high flow screening. The Auger Monster is popular in the wastewater industry because it incorporates an entire headworks system into a single package – a rugged Muffin Monster® or Macho Monster grinder, screen, washer, conveyor and compactor. It’s an affordable screening solution for small and medium sized treatment plants with flow rates up to 10 million gallons per day (1,600 m3/h).

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Auger Monster is also an award winning technology – winning the Water Environment Federation’s prestigious Innovative Technology Award in 1997.

Pumping Station Flowing Smoothly Now That It’s Protected by a Channel Monster


The Dana Point Wastewater Pumping Station in Southern California was suffering terribly from rags and trash wrapping around pump impellers. Pumps were ragging up once or twice every week – and these were the fanciest “non-clog” pumps available.

What’s the point of a non-clog pump if it constantly clogs?

The wastewater district installed a small, energy efficient  Channel Monster grinder to chop up all the rags into small particles so the pumps can move wastewater efficiently. Since the Channel Monster was installed none of the pumps have clogged.

It’s working beautifully. We used to de-rag pumps 1-2 times per week. The procedure to de-rag the pumps was time consuming and messy – lock-out, tag-out, crane them up, reach in and pull out the rag ball.  It would take two men about 30 minutes to do. This is much better.” – Pump Station Operator

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Macho Monsters Protect Moonlight Beach Pump Station From Rags


Moonlight Beach pumping station in Southern California has a beautiful sandy beach just one block south and Cottonwood Creek just a few steps away so there is no room for wastewater back-ups and overflows.

To ensure the average daily flow of 1-million gallons of wastewater flows smoothly – no matter what comes down the sewer line – engineers from Kennedy-Jenks specified three in-line model 40000 Macho Monster grinders.

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Macho Monsters Protect Sewage Pumps in the OC


When a Southern California wastewater district faced nightmarish pump ragging and clogging issues in one of their largest lift stations – operators knew exactly what to do. They recommended installing the industry leading Muffin Monster® sewage grinder – or in this case – its bigger brother the Macho Monster.

Operators from Moulton Niguel Water District were clearing out sewage pumps every other day at the Lower Salada Lift Station located near the coastline in Orange County. The dry-pit station is deep underground with a congested working area. During peak flow, the three 400-hp (300-kW) pumps need to move millions of gallons (40-175 l/s) of sewage to the treatment plant to prevent a back-up or overflow.

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