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Pumping Station

Wastewater Pumping Station

What is a pumping station?

A pump station is an extra tank that connects to your existing septic tank or wastewater treatment plant. The pump station is installed when the ground level of the wastewater treatment system is higher than the level of the property and a gravity tank cannot be used.

Tricel domestic pumping station is used for the transfer of wastewater from:

  • A house to a wastewater treatment system at a raised location.
  • A house in an estate where the main pumping station is located on higher ground.

Custom-designed pumping stations

At Tricel we also design  tailored pump stations to suit our customers’ specific requirements in terms of:

  • Volume of inflow
  • Dual or single pumps
  • Tank dimensions/capacity
  • Electrical connections available
  • Pumping distance/height

Domestic packaged system

The Tricel domestic packaged system is used primarily for pumping and transfer of wastewater from:

  • A single domestic dwelling up to the public rising main
  • A dwelling to a Tricel wastewater Treatment System at a raised location
  • A single house in an estate which is lower than the main pumping station in the estate

Underground tank made from GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic). We manufacture 1,000-litre and 1,600-litre standard domestic pump stations in accordance with the building regulations. The Tricel packaged pump station contains:

  • Inlet point
  • Outlet point
  • Submersible pump
  • Control panel and alarm

Dual pumps are also available.

How our pumping station works

Tricel pumping stations are used where gravity drainage is not possible. The tank collects the wastewater or foul water from low-lying developments and pumps it at intervals to the main sewer or wastewater treatment plant.

The float switch in the tank activates the pump when the level of foul water or waste reaches a pre-defined volume.

Pumping chambers contain a chamber, pump, pump controls, float and/or an alarm, based on individual requirements. Multiple and backup pumps are also available.

The pump process is controlled with the use of control float. Control floats are set to turn on and off at predefined levels for pumping a specific volume of effluent per dose.

Our pump stations are designed to meet building regulations, including  Document H1 (“Foul Drainage”). This stipulates that:

“Where foul drainage from a dwelling or building is to be pumped, the effluent receiving chamber should be sized to contain 24 hours inflow to allow for disruptions due to power failures or breakdown. The minimum daily discharge of foul drainage should be taken as 150 litres per day per person for domestic use.”


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