Residential communities with lift stations may have water & sewer managed by a MUD District with lift stations. Also, surrounding homeowners may have a septic tank with a small lift station/pump unit.
Homeowner’s Associations (HOA’s) do have community lift stations, requiring a Maintenance Agreements for compliance and maintenance that includes manual visits, inspection and removal of wipes, plastics & trash and debris to ensure flow of sewage & storm drainage
Most commercial properties have a lift station positioned on the premise to ensure that sewage or storm drainage is pumped offsite to the city’s sewer collection system. These systems need maintenance and are very critical. Failure will shut down the property’s entire drain system.
Commercial Lift Stations & Pump Repairs
A lift station, also called a pump station, is an underground pit (called a “wet well”) that’s connected to the underground sewer network and equipped with special pumps, electronics, water leveling and a monitoring system. A lift station is a critical asset in a sewer network.
- Purpose - Lift stations have one purpose: to pump and move raw sewage or storm water thru a sewer collection system, often from a lower elevation to a higher or when long distance restricts gravity flow engineering.
- Maintenance - A properly operated lift station is the key to keep raw sewage and/or storm water flowing thru the underground sewer network. Failure of a lift station system is often the result of a poor mechanical maintenance, a clogged pump or a power failure.
Many commercial properties have both storm drains and main sanitary sewer lines flowing into a lift station to keep wastewater flowing off the property and on to the connected municipal sewer collection system. Should a lift station backup, it will cause the entire sewer line to stop draining and will likely overflow, causing an environmental pollution crisis.
Lift Station Maintenance
We are lift station experts, knowing any stoppage is serious and can also impact public health, disrupt normal business and impair relationships with tenants or their quests. In many areas, a local health inspector could be notified if a failure occurs. The failure of the lift station requires a specialty expert to respond quickly and diagnose the cause:
- Pump Failure - often a submersible pump will clog due to wipes, female products, grease or debris
- Electrical - if the power supply shuts down, the pump cannot function
- Mechanical - a lift station has many functioning parts that may malfunction
We Support Plumbers & Mechanical Contractors
SewerTech often will support a plumber or mechanical contractor who chooses to subcontract this type of specialty service, and knowing that may require or recommend hydro jetting (flush) the connecting (in and out) sewer lines.
SewerTech offers scheduled or emergency By-Pass Pumping, a term used to describe a portable pump delivered onsite, which allows the lift station to continue to function and keep wastewater flowing in the sewer system. This process is commonly used when a disruption is not an option and a temporary solution is required:
- Power Failure Occurs
- Pump Failure & Replacement Delay
- Municipal Repair Work
Our Complete Lift Station Service & Pump Repair Includes:
Sanitary or Storm Water
- 24/7 Emergency Response
- Pump Repair or Replacement
- Control Panel Service, SCADA
- Weekly/Monthly/Quarterly Inspection
- Emergency Pump-Out, Cleaning
- Weather Event Prioritization
- By-Pass Pumping
SewerTech’s lift station service provides a contract maintenance plan to keep your systems in proper working order, to ensure your property will stay in compliance with health or country regulations and to reduce the risk of any future failure.