Emergency Pumping / Flood Control

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Sometimes it happens, whether to a property owner, a municipality or a rural county: the water comes fast, maybe the drainage ditches aren’t properly maintained, and suddenly there’s a flood.

Ketek has the personnel, the equipment and the experience to remove floodwater. We were there to help clean up downtown Calgary after the 2013 flood and in Fort McMurray when the waters of the Athabasca and Clearwater Rivers crested their banks in the spring of 2020. 

But most of our work isn’t for situations that make the news. It’s an everyday problem that can crop up on short notice. When it happens, give us a call.


The Science of Pumping Water

If you’ve ever thought of it at all, you might have thought pumping water is simple. Hook up a pump to a couple of hoses, turn it on and away you go.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Pumping water, especially large volumes, is a science and an art that involves atmospheric pressure, volume and flow calculations, friction loss and more. To get the right pump – or series of pumps – for the job, you have to take all these things into account. It’s a science that has been at the heart of Ketek’s skill set from the beginning, and it’s a skill we are proud of and that we continuously strive to improve on.


Project Specialist, Ketek Group

By Jim MacRae
Project Specialist, Ketek Group