There are necessary features a sewer pump station must have due to health and safety reasons. Since pump stations handle raw sewage, it is necessary that the equipment and tools used to determine the level of sewage is constantly working for the system to know if it is time to discharge the wastewater to a treatment plant. Due to the important role sewer pump stations play on our daily lives, it is necessary that the stations comply to safety standards, the station is “flood-proof”, it is accessible, there are no connections to any potable water supply that might pollute the source of clean water and the alarm systems must be functional 24/7.

Further explanations regarding these features are listed below.

Safety Standards Compliance

This should be a top priority since there are regulations and safety act that you must adhere to when it comes to building a sewer pump station. Typically, the safety standards you need to comply to include stairways with guardrails, fire and smoke detectors must always be functioning and fire extinguishers and sprinkler systems are present where needed, properly enclosed to keep unauthorized persons or wild animals away, warning signs are prominently displayed, first aid equipment available, etc.

Risk management issues must also be dealt with and preventive maintenance be periodic. For further clarifications regarding safety standards, it is recommended that you talk to any public and or government officials concerned since the standards and regulations differ from municipalities and localities.

Flood Protection

Your precast concrete sewer pumping stations must be protected from flooding at all costs to avoid any damage and to follow the directives of government conservation agencies. The station should be “flood proof” for at least numerous years including its electrical and mechanical equipment and machinery. Coordinate with your municipality to know about flood regulations for it might affect the proper discharge and flow of sewage to water treatment plants.

Accessibility

Since sewer pump stations deal with wastewater, we would not want any untoward incidents to happen to these stations for health and sanitary purposes. But accidents and emergencies could happen when we least expect it. To prevent any hassles in the future, sewer pump stations should always be accessible no matter the weather condition.

Water Supply

The sewer pump station should not be connected to any potable water supply to avoid contamination. As long as the water supply would be used for showers, drinking fountains, sinks, wash stations, tanks and pressure pumps must be provided.

Alarm Systems

It is not enough that the sewer pump station has an alarm system. The system should also have an emergency backup source of power during electrical shortages to alert if there are any malfunctions in the sewer pump station. The alarm should be triggered and notify concern personnel during a power failure, unauthorized entry, decrease in water supply pressure and well overflow among others.

These are just some albeit very important features that a sewer pump station must have in order for it to properly serve its purpose.