Effluent and Sewage Pumps are wastewater pumps manufactured specifically to pump.. well… wastewater.
These pumps are used in dosing tanks (pump tanks) for residential and commercial septic systems.
Effluent pumps are able to pass about 1/2″ solids, while sewage pumps can often pass 2″ solids! Either can be used in effluent pumping applications.
Be sure to consult a septic professional to make sure you’re getting the right size pump. Undersized pumps are sure to break. Over sized pumps might blow apart your system components.
They are different than your run-of-the-mill hard ware store sump pump in a couple of ways.
- Effluent/sewage pumps are built to handle some solids
- Effluent/sewage pumps are constructed of heavy duty materials to withstand the corrosive atmosphere of the dosing tank
- Effluent/Sewage pumps are usually much more powerful than sump pumps
- They cost more!
Most effluent and sewage pumps will last at least five years. Some will even last 10-14 years! Your mileage may vary.
Some popular manufacturers of Effluent and Sewage Pumps are: