What makes a Sewage Pump Work


Most sewage systems operate by using the power of gravity to transport solids and liquids down a line. But, there may be some scenarios where it’s impossible to fit pipes and other equipment uphill from a septic tank or a city sewage system.

In this kind of situation, the use of an effective sewage pump is what is required as an indispensable piece of technical apparatus to get things moving.

  • This style pump has only the one job and that is to make sure that solids and liquids move between two places.
  • One will be located in the sewage basin, which will typically be in the lower part of the place to be drained.
  • This pump can be submerged and will mostly be working with fluids nearly all of the time.
  • The sewage pump is located in the bottom of the basin or receptacle, just like in a septic tank.
  • The pump intake is put as near to the bottom of the basin as possible, and frequently on the bottom also.

Their Purpose

The intention is to remove and empty as much of the solids and liquids from the basin as possible.  Because there is often very little space left between the bottom and the pump, it is not always fully possible to totally drain it without some manual help.

Technical Elements

Nearly all sewage pumps operate by the very same type of operation. This is a ball that is joined to the pump, in the very same way you would see on a sump pump, and as you can simply see by lifting your toilet cistern lid.

  • When the ball is raised to a certain height, it then pushes on a switch, which then puts the pump into action.
  • After the liquids make the ball descend below the specific height the pump then turns itself off.

Size Requirements

The major thing for most residential consumers is trying to work out which pump size to choose and then purchase.

  • Pumps are typically rated in amounts of horsepower, and most of them range between 0.5 h.p. and 1 h.p.
  • The size of the pump must be based on the volume of sewage that will commonly be in need of being transported, often detailed in gallons per hour.

Usually, a common household sewage pump has the ability to move between 5,500 gallons (20,000 litres) and 8,000 gallons (about 30,000 litres) per hour.

  • The price of such a pump will typically depend on the amount of horsepower rating.

By getting into contact with professional pump experts, they will be able to sort you out on every feature of the kind of pump you are seeking.