An innovative and sustainable system that is patented and proven with 1,000s in use will save municipal ratepayers, taxpayers, and maintenance personel great amounts. I have been involved in the pump business that goes back almost 40 years. I have the enviable position to be able to replace the “old school” municipal submersible pump systems (that I sold) and are now outdated or that need to go. (I’m not saying that I’m outdated or need to go!) There is too much to be done to help the wastewater industry benefit from what our federal government calls for; “innovation and sustainability.” I say, innovation is already here, it just needs to be recognized. That’s why I try to communicate with as many persons who are responsible for moving wastewater as I can.