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Team Pump IT! at Blue Water in Hayden
   
     Blue Water Technologies Inc. is a company dedicated to the treatment of water.  The services they offer range from primary wastewater treatment to advanced effluent polishing to environmental remediation processes.  They are the sole manufacturer of Centra-flo filters, as well as the sole distributer of Salsnes filters in the United States.

     One of the services that Blue Water offers is the removal of phosphorous from the effluent of a wastewater treatment plant.  They use their Centra-flo filter, as well as a chemical agent to remove the phosphorous from the water.  In an effort to demonstrate these methods, Blue Water travels around the country and sets up pilot units for potential customers.  

     During the setup of the pilot units, the most difficult task is filling the filters with the filter media, sand.  Currently their loading process involves  renting large equipment, and precariously placing a worker on top of the filter.  This method is costly, time-consuming, and unsafe.

Problem Statement:
     Blue Water Technologies Inc. has asked team Pump IT! to design an appropriate method to charge their BluePRO treatment filters.

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