• Sewage Pump Stations

    Whether you are on mains sewerage or a septic tank, pump stations provide the means to effectively move wastewater away from your property.

A pump station is required when the topology or position of a property prevents wastewater from flowing under gravity.

There are a range of circumstances when pump stations might be required. Your property may be on a septic tank, but require septic tank effluent to be lifted to a soakaway on land which is higher than the septic tank. Alternatively, your property may be located on land which is lower than a nearby public sewer. Whatever the circumstances, pump stations are used to convey raw sewage, septic tank effluent, treated effluent and rainwater from your property to an appropriate discharge point.

Benefits at a glance

Make drainage possible if gravity flows are not possible

Compact and reliable

Economic installation and low running costs

Low noise

Simple maintenance

Adoptable specification permits future adoption by water authorities

What is a pump station?

A domestic pump station normally consists of a tank below ground (sometimes called a wet well) in which submersible pumps are installed. These pump the received wastewater through a pipe (called a rising main) to wherever the wastewater will be discharged.

Depending on the circumstances, a pump station may have one pump which switches on automatically or several pumps which are managed by a control panel. In either case, the pumps are located at the bottom of the wet well and only run when there is enough water to pump away. This means that there is virtually no noise from the pump station.

What pump station do I require?

The specification of a pump station is a specialist field of expertise and we recommend that you do not attempt to buy off the shelf unless you are familiar with pump stations. The specification of a pump station is dependent on:

  • The expected flow to the pump station
  • What type of wastewater is to be pumped
  • How far and how high the wastewater will be pumped
  • How long the pump station could remain inoperative before serious consequences occur
  • Where the pump station will be located
  • What type of power supply is available
  • Whether the pump station is to be adoptable

If you are unclear whether you need a pump station, or would like free advice on what solution is best for you, don’t hesitate to give WCI a call.

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