In standard septic tank systems, gravity is used to flow the sewage from the home to the septic tank, and then to the drain field. There are times, however, when a lift station needs to be used. Occasionally sewage needs to be pumped because the tank or drain field is at higher ground. Septic lift stations fill with sewage to a certain level, then the pump turns on and the sewage is pumped on to the next stage. Septic pumps are also used to pump sewage into the city sewer, when the street sewer line is higher than the home sewage line.
Inside the lift station, where the sewage collects, there is a float. This float acts as a switch. When the tank fills, the switch triggers, and turns on the pump. If this switch or the pump fails, there is an alarm that will alert the homeowner to the trouble. If the alarm goes off, call All Septic All Plumbing right away.
With smaller lots and more reliable pump technology, lift stations are becoming more popular. Some of the units will be at a lower elevation, necessitating pumping. Sometimes these smaller lots are near a sewer line, but need to pump it up into the line, a lift station is used for that, as well.
For more information regarding lift stations or service call All Septic All Plumbing.
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