Article by Rick Peacock | Last updated: 9th July 2020
If a pump station serves your property, the likelihood is that the property is not connected directly to the mains sewer system.
Sewage pump stations are designed to handle foul water, sewage, natural human waste and biodegradable products. Other household waste and non-biodegradable products should never be disposed of through the drainage system.
Disposal of non bio-degradable products will affect the reliability of all pump stations, causing pump to block and storage chambers, pumping stations to become congested with non-pumpable waste.
Bear in mind too that it isn't only the toilet that is connected to your pump station: anything that goes down the sink, bath etc. also ends up there.
The following must not be discharged into drains:
Pump stations over time accumulate settled solids. It is good practice to check and if necessary empty/de-sludge you pump station at the same time as any mechanical or electrical servicing is carried out.
It is vital to your pumping stations ongoing operation and should be carried out regularly. Mechanical and electrical servicing, particularly, must be performed by properly trained personnel suitably qualified and experienced in this type of work.
Regular servicing of pump stations and pumping equipment will extend their life expectancy, hydraulically efficiency and help to avoid emergency call outs. For further information contact us on 0208 761 8888 ask about our service agreements.