Lift stations are designed to pump raw sewage from a lower elevation up to a higher one. Sewage is fed into and stored in an underground pit, known as a wet well. The well is equipped with pumps made specifically for transporting liquid waste or sewage through municipal lines, until it reaches its point of destination, usually a treatment plant. Pumps are connected to electrical instrumentation that detect the level of sewage present. The water level monitoring mechanism sends a signal to the lift station’s control panel to indicate that the liquid sewage level has risen to a predetermined point, a pump will be started to lift sewage upward. Once liquid has been evacuated to the shutoff predetermined point and discharged to the main sewer line, the system resets and waits for the well to fill again.
While lift stations are necessary and very useful, they are not exempt of potential problems and malfunctions. A common issue that interferes with the operation of lift stations is the accumulation of grease and oil. Fats and grease can cause blockages, leading to sewage spills and backups. Because of this, lift systems will require more frequent cleaning, and costly expedited repairs.
*In South Florida, most City Governments and Counties require that lift stations under go maintenance once a month, to ensure proper equipment operation, and prevent sewage overflow.
Your lift station sewer tank and pump may be designed to push water uphill, but keeping the system flowing smoothly doesn’t have to be a massive ordeal.
In fact, even lift station repair and spill cleanup is a walk in the park with our friendly and competent technicians.
We’ve truly seen it all during our many years in business, so we are thoroughly prepared for any emergency that might crop up with your lift station maintenance and repair.
It does not matter if you have a traditional dry well, or a submerged pump – getting your tank cleared and you pump working is our specialty.