Troubleshooting Clogging Issues on Wastewater Lift Stations

April 5, 2022

Wastewater is something that all households and industries create in some measure or other. With wastewater lift stations, it is important to take the time to learn what might be clogging your system and then figure out how to take care of it. So, how do you take care of wastewater lift station clogs? Keep reading to find out.

What Is a Wastewater Lift Station?

Wastewater lift stations are used to help lift wastewater up and remove it from the system that is being cleaned out. This is a system that can save money on things like digging up sewer pipes to clean them out. It can help to get sewage out of the pipes effectively, and it can also help pump water up and out easier than other removal methods.

Clogged Pumps Solutions on Wastewater Lift Stations

There is a range of issues that might be causing clogging at a wastewater lift station. The first and most common are solids in the wastewater, namely things that should not have been flushed. This could be things like small toys a child flushed, large amounts of paper towel or non-septic safe or toilet tissue that does not break down, and wet wipes. These solids can clog the removal pipes and make it very hard to remove sewage effectively.

Another thing that might cause clogging issues is the illegal dumping of things like animal waste, particulates, or even ash or powder into the system. The last things you might also notice are fats or oils that have been dumped, but that should not have been. These fats can solidify and congeal, making it hard to remove waste.

So, what should be done? The first thing you need to do when solving clogging issues on wastewater lift stations is to take the time to identify the problem. This will help you figure out where the issue is and then determine the best course of action and the best course or removal for that particular clog. You may then consider adding something like a trash basket to your operation. A trash basket will catch any large trash or detritus before it becomes an issue and before it clogs the pipes.

Upgrading pumps, adding things like grease traps, and making it easier for your pumps to work are the best methods for making certain that your pumps are going to keep running, and keep running well.

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