The Benefits Of Factory-Built Lift Stations

October 3, 2022

Factory-built lift stations have become a common and popular option for many reasons. A lift station is typically needed when gravity alone cannot move wastewater from one location to another. In these cases, a pump raises the water level to flow to its intended destination. Here are some of the benefits of prefabricated pump stations that you need to know.

1. Ease of Use

Generally, factory-built lift stations are much easier to use and maintain than traditional field-built ones. That’s because they come with a pre-assembled wet well, dry pit, and controls that have been factory tested. This means that there is little to no onsite construction required. Sometimes, you only need site work to prepare for the lift station installation. This includes excavating the hole, installing the base, and backfilling around the lift station.

2. Better Quality Control

When you opt for a factory-built lift station, you can be sure that the quality of the materials used is up to par. That’s because the manufacturing process is done in a controlled environment. This is unlike field-built lift stations, where the quality of the materials and quality can be variable. Traditionally, the quality of field-built lift stations also depends on the weather conditions during construction. That is why factory-built lift stations often outperform their field-built counterparts in terms of quality and durability.

3. Shorter Installation Time

Another advantage of factory-built lift stations is that they can be installed much faster than traditional field-built lift stations. That’s because most of the work is done in the factory. The entire lift station can sometimes be installed in just a few hours. This is a huge benefit if you need to have the lift station operational as quickly as possible. You will save significant time and money by choosing a factory-built lift station over a field-built one.

4. Lower Overall Cost

Despite the fact that factory-built lift stations have a higher upfront cost, they are often cheaper in the long run. You will save on labor costs associated with traditional construction methods. Most of the work is done in the factory, so you won’t have to pay for a team of workers to be onsite for an extended period. Additionally, factory-built lift stations often have a longer lifespan than field-built lift stations. This means you won’t have to replace them as often, saving you money in the long run.

5. Improved Safety

Another advantage of factory-built lift stations is that they are much safer to install and maintain. The work is done in a controlled environment. There is no need for workers to be onsite for extended periods, which reduces the risk of accidents. Factory-built lift stations often have safety features that field-built lift stations lack.


These are just some of the benefits of factory-built lift stations. If you need a lift station, be sure to consider this option. You may be surprised at how much easier and cheaper it is than traditional methods. Contact Enviro-Line Co, Inc. today to learn more about our factory-built lift stations. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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