WATER / SEWAGE EJECTION PUMP
Water / Sewage Ejection Pump Service San Diego
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If you have a plumbing fixture that is below the level of your main sewer line, then you need an ejector pump. Ejection pumps are used to elevate wastewater so it can flow down and out properly. They work by sucking water from the toilet or other plumbing fixtures up into a holding tank using suction created by air pressure, which forces the water through pipes and out of the house. The pump-up ejector system is designed for use with gravity-fed systems where fixtures are located below the level of the main sewer line. It’s important to note that this system does not work in homes with pressurized sewage lines because they don’t rely on gravity to move waste away from them.
What Is a Sewage Ejector Pump?
The principle of a sewage ejector pump is similar to how a groundwater sump pump operates, but instead of rainwater seepage being pumped out of the home, it is waste/sewage being lifted up and out into the main sewer lines or septic field. Sewage ejector pumps are used when there is no other way for wastewater to be removed from an area. This includes homes with no access to public sewers or homes that are located on high ground where gravity-fed systems cannot function properly.
Most commonly, ejector pumps are used in homes with basement bathrooms or laundry rooms. Ejector pumps are typically used when the municipal sewer lines running to the street are at a higher level than the fixture. They serve to pump both liquids and solids up into the sewer line so it can flow properly. Ejector pumps also very common in septic drain-fields, such as those found in rural locations where the septic drainage field or holding tank may be considerably higher than basement plumbing fixtures.
Sewage ejector pumps are meant to sit in a sump basin that is cut and dug into the ground below grade. This sump basin collects and holds about 30 gallons of waste, on average, for a moderate-sized home. The drain lines from the various fixtures in the basement area are sloped down into the side of the sump basin, and when the level of wastewater in the sump basin reaches a certain height, a moveable float on the sewage ejector pump starts it up. The wastewater is then pumped out of the basin and up to your sewer or septic line. Once this level goes down again, so does your water pressure – which means no more clogged drains!
Ejector pumps are used to remove wastewater from the sump basin of a septic tank. They are connected to an existing vent (soil) stack or run up and through the roof. The outlet pipe leaving the sewage ejector pump is usually 2 inches in diameter, connecting to the 3-inch main sewer line. Between the pump outlet point and the junction with the main sewer line, there is always a check valve to make sure that nothing drains back into it after wastewater has been pumped out. When installing an ejector pump, be sure to use only high quality parts for your safety and peace of mind.
Before starting a project that requires the installation of a sewage ejector pump, it is important to check with your local building department. Different communities may have unique plumbing and building codes and permit requirements. Any work involving septic or sewer lines is likely to require a permit, and for good reason- improper installation can result in quite the mess. To be safe, find out what is required to install an sewage ejector pump legally before you begin. Get an estimate from a licensed plumber before deciding to do this project yourself- as this is fairly advanced plumbing work!
Ejector pumps are used in many different industries including commercial buildings, hospitals, schools, restaurants and more. They are often installed by professional plumbers who specialize in wastewater systems but they can also be installed by homeowners with some experience working on their own plumbing system or other professionals such as electricians or carpenters who know how to install pipes correctly without damaging them.
A properly functioning sewage ejector pump will help keep your home’s water clean while protecting groundwater sources from contamination caused by improperly disposed waste water which could lead to illness if ingested untreated water containing bacteria like salmonella or e coli. Ejector pumps are designed for residential and light commercial use. They’re not meant for heavy duty industrial applications or large basins that require more than 3/4 horsepower of pumping power. If you have a larger basin with higher liquid levels, we recommend installing an electric submersible pump instead.
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