The world’s largest water pump is not just a big mag drive with a huge sticker price, it also plans to be a safeguard against rising floodwater in New Orleans. At $500 million for the entire installation, the impeller on this giant flood pump alone probably costs more than your entire LFS and it is taking over four years to build. The image above of the part dwarfing the truck is just the diesel engine that will power the massive water pumping device. A particularly attractive feature of this Kraken sized pump is automatic sweepers that keep the intake strainer clean of debris; you know like the trees, shingle and small cars that get sucked in when there’s a flood.
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.