In a nutshell, lift station pumping moves wastewater from lower elevations to higher elevations. This is useful in areas where the land is flat or sloped in the wrong direction, so gravity cannot be relied on to help move wastewater through the drain field for treatment. The septic system operates in much the same way, but the pump is triggered by a sensor when the septic tank reaches a certain level. This moves the wastewater to the next location, keeping the entire system operating smoothly.
It is important to be familiar with two components in lift station pumping: the wet well and control panel. Your wet well is where the inflow goes, which contains the pump, since lift stations typically use submersible pumps. The control panel looks after the entire operation and makes sure the lift station is doing its job properly.
If you have lift station pumping as part of your septic system, you should be aware of its maintenance requirements. The pumps, controls, and electronics live in a corrosive environment, so regular maintenance ensures it continues to work correctly and helps to prevent the need for much more expensive repairs. Use licensed professionals to perform lift station maintenance, which will have the system cleaned and inspected to make sure all components are in good shape.
Whether you already rely on lift station pumping or are looking to install a septic system that requires it, our team at William Dustin Septic has years of experience, allowing us to offer high-quality septic services you can trust. Reach out to us today if you have any questions or concerns about your system.