Lift Station Pumps: The Basics

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increased your knowledge on lift station pumps If you are considering investing in lift station pumps, you should brush up on the basics of lift stations, how they work, different types, and needed maintenance. These basics will give you confidence and knowledge of lift station pumps.

  • What Is It? A lift station pump is a pump that takes wastewater from lower elevation to higher elevation. The main benefit of using a lift station pump is the cost savings in additional excavation and piping. This allows you to save on your project without having to sacrifice functionality and efficiency of wastewater movement.
  • How Does It Work?  A lift station is most commonly used as an effective part of a sewage system. Sewage typically flows through an underground sloped pipeline. When it’s necessary for sewage to flow to lower elevation, it needs to be transported to higher elevation eventually. This is when a lift pump station comes in handy. Lift pump stations are designed to bring sewage to higher ground efficiently.
  • Types – There are two main types of lift pump stations, a dry well and a wet well.
    • Dry Well – A dry well is a pump station that is above water and often in a separate location than the sewage.
    • Wet Well – A wet well is submersed in the wastewater and implements a monitor to pump the wastewater.
  • Maintenance – Since lift pump stations involve sewage that can be highly hazardous, it’s important to have routine maintenance done by a professional to ensure that everything is working properly. Maintenance typically includes greasing monitors, monitoring flow readings, testing supplies and backup generators.

We hope this information has increased your knowledge on lift station pumps and how they work. If you have any questions regarding lift station pumps and the services we provide, please contact us at Quality Septic Inc.