The pumps were clogging continuously and had to be unclogged everyday. A pumper had to clean out the station to get rid of the solids and prevent the pumps from getting clogged. The pumper was cleaning every 6 or 7 days on average.
Duncan Electric Motors works with the Township of Esquimalt who has the contract with the Town of View Royal to do maintenance on all their pump stations. Harold Schoock of Duncan Electric had noticed the clogging problems and that the pumps from this station were being serviced more often than normal and had suggested they try the Flygt N-Pumps to solve the clogging.