Septic tanks are a necessary part of the standard sewerage system of any urban area. It is essential to have a proper septic system so that our drinking water stays safe and separated from the sewage system. For maintaining septic wells, regular pumping and cleaning are required to keep sewage waste from contaminating groundwater. Septic tanks are usually rectangular or sometimes large cylinders made of concrete or fibre placed under the ground. Waste from sewage is collected into these reservoirs through the plumbing system.
Along with septic tanks, some sewer systems have septic pump wells too. Septic pump wells are often also called pump stations. These act as sewage pump storage units and additionally control alarms of excessive water flow and floats. These septic pump wells are typically used when the flow of sewage waste cannot be maintained through gravity, and extra pressure and flow rate is required to move the sewage waste. The effluent pumps of septic pump wells have been built to function as sewage water pumps, pushing waste from smaller systems into central septic sewage systems. Sometimes sewage water needs to be moved from a lower point to a much higher vertical point through the pipes, and pump wells are used for this function. These pumps are also used if the final sewage disposal position is at a higher slope.
Septic pump wells are made of high-quality materials to be durable. Often polymer is a commonly used material that performs exceptionally well as a practical solution with the capability to retain both domestic and industrial sewage water. Polymer pump wells are built with seamless polyethene rotational moulding that helps prevent damage from dents, cracks and breakage, thus ensuring greater durability. Certain septic pump wells have lids made of UV ray proof material, increasing the pump’s life. These pump wells also tend to have a smaller footprint, thus making them easily portable, which in turn makes the transportation process more economical. On-site handling also becomes much easier because of this.
Most septic pump wells are built to handle both stormwater and sewage waste. Sometimes, certain brands offer the option to choose between lids for heavy waste and light waste and an adaptable inlet and outlets. In such cases, you may not need a floater as these inlet and outlets are built to fit the required depth. These kinds of septic pump wells are usually submersible and may come as an additional accessory to your pump.
A certain measure of sewer waste is required for the waste to be moved into the draining area once a floater limit is set for the septic pump well.
As we mentioned before, certain septic pump wells have alarm systems, and they work in combination with this float switch that is wired to an alarm panel. If the pump well somehow fails to push out the sewage waste, the floater is pushed up, thereby activating this alarm. This acts as an indicator for possible clogging or pumping failure. It is good to be aware of this alarm indication and have possible maintenance solutions at hand so that the problem can be fixed before seepage mishaps happen.