Lift Stations

liftWhat equipment is used in this process?

Depends on how big the lift station is. Deeper ones need Vac-Con.

A lift station is a tank (wet well) that waste-water enters, to be lifted to a higher elevation. Lift stations range in size, typically equipped with one or more pumps, a control panel and alarm system. These pumps are used when gravity cannot 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 pump to turn on or off when the water reaches a certain level.

An alarm will sound to notify operators of a problem. The water level could be too high or too low. There could be a brief, internal failure or simply debris obstructing the sensors from working properly. This is usually what alerts our customers to the need for cleaning and/or maintenance. That’s when they call APS Environmental.

Frequency of service will vary with lift station usage and design. We work with each clients’ specific needs to determine the level of service needed to ensure their system functions properly.

The profound depth of some lift stations can exceed the maximum cubic feet per minute (CFM) range of most vacuum trucks, preventing them from pulling up heavy debris. Our trucks are fully capable of handling 5,000 CFM, while we perform multiple other tasks simultaneously. If necessary, our confined space certified technicians can enter the tank safely to pressure-wash the walls and hydro jet the pipelines.

We also carry Bioforce Pink Block, an additive product that helps break down built-up grease after our service is complete. This can prevent future blockages requiring further lift station cleaning.

If you’ve heard an unwelcome alarm or simply noticed sluggish performance in your lift station, call or email us today. We’ll help determine the most effective maintenance schedule to return your asset to optimal function now, and prevent recurring problems in the future.

Call us today! We will help to determine your maintenance needs.

Lift Stations

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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.

Call us today! We will help to determine your maintenance needs.