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Septic Pumps

by Sep 12, 2017

Septic Pump System

Septic pump, sewage pumps and sump pumps….what are they?

A septic pump is responsible for pumping blackwater (toilet waste) to a private septic tank and drainfield system.

A sewage pump, pumps blackwater (toilet waste) to a public sewer line.

Sump pumps are designed to remove unwanted water, such as surface or ground water that leak into a building. Sump pumps only have to pump water, never solids.A sump pump is normally installed in a pit at the low end of a basement or crawl space floor.


Septic systems are underground wastewater treatment structures, commonly used in rural areas without centralized sewer systems. They use a combination of nature and proven technology to treat wastewater from household plumbing produced by bathrooms, kitchen drains, and laundry.

A typical septic system consists of a septic tank and a drainfield, or soil absorption field.

The septic tank digests organic matter and separates floatable matter (e.g., oils and grease) and solids from the wastewater. Soil-based systems discharge the liquid (known as effluent) from the septic tank into a series of perforated pipes buried in a leach field, leaching chambers, or other special units designed to slowly release the effluent into the soil or surface water.

Septic effluent pumps are used to move clarified septic effluent out of a the septic tank to the drainfield in systems where a gravity system is unable to be used.

Septic effluent pumps do not have to move solids, but are built to standards of durability and are more demanding than a typical sump pump used to remove ground water from a building.

Typical examples of applications where septic effluent pumps are used are in septic systems in which the absorption bed is located higher than the septic tank. In these installations septic effluent is pumped from a final chamber in the septic tank or from a second effluent chamber up to the absorption system.

Lentz Wastewater installs new septic pumps and repairs/replaces inefficient pumps. We only uses Goulds Pumps for new installation, and septic pump replacement. There is a difference, and Jarrid Lentz only trusts the quality and efficiency found with the Goulds Pumps brand.


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