Adam Stolberg is the executive director of the Submersible Wastewater Pump Association (SWPA). One of SWPA’s strategic initiatives is to expand its publishing and educational activities and promote “the systems approach” when designing, operating and maintaining a submersible wastewater lift station. Stolberg can be reached at or 847-681-1868 at. For more information on SWPA, visit

The proper design of complex submersible wastewater systems depends on many factors for optimization.