Overview of Sewage Pumping Systems

Sometimes despite your best efforts, you may find it impossible to locate facilities so that they will easily connect to your sewage treatment system or septic tank, or to the main sewer.  In this case, it may be possible to use a sewage pump system to propel the waste water and material to the appropriate location.  Domestic pumping systems can also be used in other situations where water is found to be pooling, such as in rainwater harvesting systems, or when rainwater becomes trapped due to the shape of the ground, for example a groundwater sump.

A sewage pump system is most commonly found when a home or other building is situated too low for waste to be discharged from the property to the sewer by gravity alone.  The solution is to install a holding tank to collect the waste from the property.  This tank is fitted with a small sewage effluent pump, and when the tank gets full the sewage tank pump activates and empties it into the sewer.

Installing a domestic sewage pumping station can prove expensive, however when the cost is split between several dwellings it becomes much more manageable.  However, the type and size of sewage pump installation required will depend in the number of people it is designed to serve and its usage, so if in any doubt it’s best to call the professionals at ASAP Septic Tanks for a full analysis.  They can make sure your system fulfils all the practical and legal requirements pertaining to your situation, and recommend the best sewage pump for you.  Factors to consider when contemplating a sewage pumping station include: do you need a system which can handle solids and liquids (pumping stations for water and sewage), or liquid alone (sewage water pump); do you need a single pump system or a twin pump system?

Since the purpose of a pump station is to make it possible to install a sewage system where engineering a gravity based arrangement would be prohibitively expensive, it is best to design a setup which is as cost effective as possible to run and maintain.  Using a small sewage pump will minimise the power which will be consumed, however if your system cannot handle the volume and consistency of waste it will become blocked, and the bills will quickly mount up.

Remember, a domestic sewage ejector pump is unlikely to be enough for a business premises or public building.  If you need a commercial sewage pumping station, contact ASAP Septic Tanks with the details of how many people will rely on the system and what kinds of waste must be dealt with.  If any kind of grease or oil may be discharged through the system, you may need to take special measures to prevent blockages from forming.

For septic tanks and cesspools, sewage treatment plants, piping, rainwater harvesting systems, accessories, pumping systems, separators and grease traps, and up to date professional advice, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.

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