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.
Our Private Lift Station Service Includes:
- Monthly maintenance contracts, required by most cities and counties
- 24-Hour Emergency Service
- Pump sales and installation
- Submersible pump repair and rewind
- Lift station rehabilitation
- Control panel manufacturing
- Emergency pump-out service
- Post Hurricane 24-Hour Service
*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.