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Residential Sewage Grinder Pumps

The concept of pressure sewerage by reducing solids by grinding, then pumping through small diameter pipes, has been extensively used for some 40 plus years. It is recognized as a practical, feasible, and economical alternative to gravity sewers where physical conditions are adverse to the construction of a conventional system.  Pressure sewer systems effectively solve the problem of serving difficult lands.  They work extremely well in rocky areas, hilly terrain, very flat land, sandy soils, waterfront property, soils with poor percolation, and buildings with seasonal occupancy.  Pressure Sewage Systems provide an economical, reliable method of pumping sewage under low pressure through small diameter pipes in shallow trenches that closely follow the contour of the land just below the frost line. Please contact us if you have a building site with a challenging sewer connection.

Advantages of Using a Pressure Sewer Pump

Pressure sewer systems use small-diameter, low-impact pipes combined with grinder pumps installed at each home. The residential grinder pumps collect each home’s wastewater and grind it into a slurry, then pumped out into the large sewer main. This creates an efficient, cost-saving, and space-saving sewer solution for residential space. Especially considering rural and semi-rural communities in Northern California, pressure sewer systems are adaptable and economical. The system helps avoid public contact as they’re sealed, watertight, pressurized pipes that ensure minimal sewage leakage. Finally, they do not require any modifications to the plumbing inside each house to install and operate.

Differences Between Gravity and Pressure Sewer Systems

Gravity sewer systems usually rely on large mains installed within deep trenches. On the other hand, pressure sewer systems can be as small as two inches in diameter. This makes them incredibly easy to install and takes up significantly less space in the land, even allowing us to install them following the contour of the land. Smaller trenches also mean a considerable amount in cost-cutting.

When Should I Use a Pressure Sewage System?

Pressure Sewage System in Northern California

A sewage pump is a solution when gravity flow cannot be used due to environmental or grade issues. Some of their benefits include:

  • Smaller diameter pipe than gravity flow
  • Low-pressure system
  • Uses an internal grinder
  • Comes complete and ready to install

Pressure sewer pumping may be the perfect solution when:

  • The water table is too high to allow proper grade.
  • The sewage must be moved uphill.
  • The terrain is flat, preventing proper grade.
  • You want to avoid the high cost of piping a long distance.

Contact Simonds Machinery Co. Today

Pressure sewer systems are a perfect and innovative method of removing residential waste. The small diameter pipes have less of an effect on the land while using a network of grinder pumps to mitigate waste volume. The way we see it, a smaller environmental impact paired with an efficient design, is the perfect solution to sewage management.

If you are looking for a pump distributor, contact Simonds Machinery Co. in California, today for sewage pumps and pressure sewage systems. We specialize in the service, installation, manufacture, and refurbishment of pump stations. We know pumps inside and out!

Call us today for a free estimate.
(650) 589-9900