Municipal wastewater pumping can take many forms depending
on if the facility relies on gravity flow or pumping equipment to act as an
intermediary. Such systems are typically called sewage lift stations or lift stations. It also depends on where the wastewater is coming from such as
household toilets/sewer system, stormwater drains or commercial wastewater.
Some wastewater treatment facilities have intake pumping stations to transfer the raw wastewater and pump it through grinders or screens. In warm and cold climates the pumping equipment requirements may be different. For example in colder climates spring run-off can include grit from salt or sand and the pumps you select will have to have materials of construction that are designed to pump through these conditions with minimal wear to components.
The modern reality of municipal wastewater pumping is the presence of organic solids, sanitary wipes, plastics and other objects. This requires a municipal wastewater treatment operator and local consulting engineers to think seriously about the pumping equipment being installed. Wastecorp offers several non-clog pump products to pump tough media with minimal annual maintenance requirements.