In normal septic systems, gravity is used to move the wastewater from the home to the septic tank, and then to the leach field. There are times, however, when the sewage needs to be pumped because the tank or leach field is at a higher elevation.
Sludge builds up on the bottom of your septic tank over time and scum accumulates floating on the top. These layers need to be periodically cleaned or they build up to a point that they harm your drainage system, causing clogs. Your plumbing will eventually back-up into your home. The entire system could fail, resulting in a costly replacement.
A lift station is a pumping station that moves wastewater to a higher elevation or to a treatment facility.
Key parts of lift stations include:
- Wastewater receiving well (wet-well) often equipped with a screen or grinding to remove coarse materials
- Pumps and piping with associated valves
- Power supply system
- Equipment control and alarm system
- Odor control system and ventilation system
Lift station equipment and systems are often installed in an enclosed structure. Wet wells should be pumped and cleaned out routinely to prevent solid build up. Pumps should be inspected along with the floats and alarms often to prevent high-cost repairs.
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