A lift station is a tank (wet well) with a pump that wastewater enters. It is the point where the waste must be lifted to a higher elevation. Lift stations range in size and are typically equipped with one or more pumps, a control panel and alarm system. They are used when gravity can not naturally direct the flow.
Lift stations can have a submersible pump designed to function inside the tank or an external pump designed to operate outside of the tank. They have sensors (floats) that trigger a function to turn the pump on or off when the water reaches a certain level. An alarm will sound notifying you of a problem. The water level could be too high or too low. There could be a short, internal failure or simply debris obstructing the sensors from working properly.
Frequency of service will vary due to usage and design. We work with our clients specific needs to determine the amount of service needed to ensure the system functions properly. The profound depth of a lift station can exceed the maximum cubic feet per minute (CFM) range of most vacuum trucks which prevent the capabilities of pulling heavy debris. Our trucks are fully capable of handling 5000 CFM while performing multiple tasks to get the job done. Our confined space certified technicians can enter the tank safely to pressure wash the walls and hydro jet the pipelines if necessary.
We also carry a product Bioforce Pink Block that helps break down the grease.
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