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Properly Designed Wet Wells are Vital for Efficient Operation of Lift Station Pumps.

Septic Services LakelandPosted bySeptic Services LakelandFebruary 7th, 2017

Lift station pumps are used to pump sewage or wastewater from lower to higher elevations, especially where the source of the elevation does not allow for gravity flow, or if the utilization of gravity conveyance results in higher construction costs and excessive excavation.


Properly Designed Wet Wells are Vital for Efficient Operation of Lift Station Pumps.
Lift station units are commonly made in factory-assembled packages. The key elements include a wet well (wastewater treatment receiving well), a junction box, a pump and piping with valves, as well as a control panel with a built-in alarm. Submersible lift station pumps can be used for low-head, low-flow installations. For this application, two types of pumps are available – solids handling and grinder pumps.

lift station pumpsA properly designed wet well is crucial for trouble-free and efficient operation of lift station pumps. The purpose of the wet well is to allow for automatic operation of the lift station with an easy-to-operate control. Using a wet well for any other reason is not recommended – for example using it as a sewage storage reservoir. In order to minimize retention time of sewage, the wet well should be as small as possible. If wastewater stays in it for too long, septic action could occur. However, the wet well should be big enough to avoid excessive starting and stopping of the pump.

Note: The advantages of submersible lift station pumps are that they cost less and work without frequent maintenance.

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