Cutting Clogs and Cutting Costs: Shredder pumps reduce costly maintenance calls at medical center. Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) employs 2400 physicians and nurses and features 437 hospital beds. It relies on 7 sewage ejection pits to collect waste from the hospital complex and pump waste materials into the municipal sewer system. Like many other hospitals, PVHMC was having problems with “disposable” wipes. The wastewater pumps consistently clogged with both wipes and other non-flushable items. The hospital regularly brought in additional maintenance staff to clear the ejection pits, costing $4500 - $8500. Read how PVHMC replaced the pump system with BJM® SK series solids-handling pumps that met two key selection criteria: (1) shred flushed solids; (2) be extremely reliable to avoid additional maintenance expenses.