Sewage pumping stations aren’t something at the forefront of our minds, and a lot of the time we would rather not have to think about them. The truth is, many of us will need to consider wastewater treatment methods at some point – especially in areas where the connection to the main sewer lines is weak or non-existent.
In these cases, you’re going to need to start thinking about the kind of wastewater pump that you need installed, the size, and what the difference between them is. It’s important to have a good understanding of the process so that you know what you’re looking for and what you’d rather avoid. In this guide, we dive deep and help you navigate the sewage pump process.
Why Would You Need a Sewage Pumping Station?
A sewage pumping station collects sewage from a house or group of houses. The sewage sits in what is known as a wet well until it reaches a predetermined level, and once it does the contents are pushed uphill to connect with the mainline sewage system. There are several reasons why you might need a station instead of a direct connection to the mainline system.
If the cost of the groundwork to connect the building’s sewage system to the mainline outweighs the cost of installing a sewage pumping station, the latter is the better choice. Not only is it cost-effective, but a wastewater station is just as efficient as a direct connection. The main reason people go for the mainline connection is that the sewage contents are moved via gravity.
In the case that a sewage line passes over a ridge, a pumping station will help to keep the contents moving and avoid blockages instead of relying on gravity – which can cause clogs. If a gravity system has not been built or the basement floors in your home are too low to allow a gravity system to work effectively, a sewage pumping station will be needed.
Now, let’s get onto why we’re here. If you need a wastewater pump, there are several different sizes for you to consider. Here’s a look at each type to give you a more solid understanding of how the systems work.
Small, Medium, and Large Pumping Stations
Small pumping stations are also referred to as mini pumping stations, and they are there to provide an efficient and economical method for removing water and sewage when there is no direct connection to the mainline sewers.
The medium and large pumping stations work in exactly the same way, but their larger size means that they are suited to bugger households or groups of houses that are sharing the same system. Installation remains easy regardless of size, and you will find that they are very discreet for your peace of mind.
Of course, with Filta you also get a fantastic maintenance plan that will ensure your pumping station remains in excellent condition and efficient throughout the year.
Above Ground Lifting Stations
The purpose of the above ground lifting station is to pump the wastewater from a lower elevation to a higher one. This is used in the absence of a gravity system, usually because there is no direct link to the mainline sewers or due to the area in question being unsuitable for a gravity system to be implemented.
These stations lift sewage and wastewater across various terrains that a mainline pipe system would not be able to navigate. The pump system ensures that the contents move smoothly, without the risk of clogs and blockages that would occur if a gravity system was used instead.
Hot Tank Lifting Stations
The hot tank lifting stations are commonly used in the food industry as well as kitchens and laundries. It is able to pump wastewater up to 90C in temperature, something that a standard pumping system cannot do. They are often very compact and easy to install, making your life easier when disposing of high-temperature wastewater.
Now that you have a clearer idea of what the process entails, you’re ready to start the process of having a sewage pumping station installed. At Filta, we are here to cover all of your wastewater needs through our team of seasoned professionals. Make sure you give us a call so that we can help you with any questions and concerns, give you a quote, and help ensure your peace of mind with a top of the range pumping station.