A sewage system is a network of pipes that transports sewage from homes and businesses to main sewers. Normally, the network of pipes relies on gravity to transport waste to the main sewer.
However, in low-lying areas where the main sewer is higher than the domestic sewage pipes, the sewage must be transported to the main sewer in a different manner. Sewer pumping stations come in handy in this situation.
Why do you need sewage pumping stations for industrial purposes?
A pumping station consists of a large tank, known as a wet well, that receives sewage from a building or group of buildings. Individual houses' sewage drains into the wet well.The sewage will then be allowed to settle in the well until it reaches a predetermined level. When it reaches this level, a pump will activate to pressurize the sewage, allowing it to travel out of the wet well and uphill to a point where it can enter the main sewer, or it can travel into the main sewer using gravity.
Working of a pumping station
The components of a sewage pumping station basically work together to move sewage from one location to another. Sewage gradually accumulates inside the chamber until it reaches a predetermined level, at which point the float switch is tripped and the pump automatically activates.
This pump then generates enough pressure to force the sewage out of the tank and uphill or horizontally through the pipework (against gravity) towards the main sewer line.There is no need to manually turn on and off the pumping station. Because of the addition of a float switch, it only activates when necessary and turns itself off once the job is completed.
Need of a sewage pumping station
If gravity cannot be relied on to move sewage towards the main sewer line, a sewage pumping station is required. This is typically due to the pipework travelling uphill or horizontally, such as from a basement ensuite bathroom to the first floor of the property.
It may also be a good idea to invest in a pumping station if your sewer line crosses any ridges or bumps, or if having groundwork completed would be too costly. Rather than installing a completely new gravitational flow sewage system, purchasing a packaged pumping station is usually a much cheaper (yet equally effective) option.
· A pump station is useful when installing a sewage system and has the potential to reduce construction costs.
· Remote monitoring systems are installed at pump stations to keep operators informed.
· Sewage is pumped automatically without human intervention, reducing the risk of health problems.
· Pumps of various sizes are available for both domestic and commercial applications.
· To prevent clogging, the intake of the pumps is frequently wide.
· Alarms are installed in sewage pumping systems to alert you to system problems. Because you are alerted quickly, the risk of sewage overflow is reduced.
· When the cost of constructing groundworks to allow sewage to flow by gravity exceeds the cost of constructing a sewage pumping station.
· When a sewer line crosses a ridge.
· If the basement floors are too low to allow gravity flow of sewage.
· Where a gravity system has not been constructed.
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