What are Lift Stations?

Lift stations, also known as sewage pump stations, pump sewage or wastewater from low to higher elevation. They contain pump, electrical equipment and valves that are part of the machinery. A lift station installation in Bakersfield may be needed when a lift station has to be installed as an alternative to other pumping solutions or to overcome inadequate head.

In some cases sewage may need to be transported by first elevating it and then allowing it to flow down a drain through gravity. There are several uses for lift stations and they can often provide an economical option compared to other types of pumps.

Lift stations often cost less than dry well stations

Lift stations often cost less than dry well stations and can be operated without having to maintain them often. This can be a convenient option when dry well stations cannot be used. They do not need to have large above ground structures in many cases if they are submersible, and they also offer the benefit of blending into1q1q1q1q

the setting that they are installed in. This can be advantageous when an area has a particular landscape that needs to be maintained, such as the landscape of a commercial building.

Wet wells must be properly designed for a lift station

A correctly designed wet well is necessary for the functioning of a lift station. The wet well offers automatic operation of the lift station and uses simple controls. Wet wells are usually designed to be as small as possible, and using the wet well for other purposes such as storing the sewage is not advisable. The wet well should also be large enough so that the lift station does not start and stop excessively which can cause wear and tear.

Most steel lift stations can last up to 20 years

Steel lift stations can usually last up to 20 years with proper maintenance and are designed to be durable and to be able to withstand heavy usage. In many cases this length of time is adequate for a lift station installation in Bakersfield because the anticipated flow rates are usually designed for no more than 10 years.

Steel lift stations are protected from rusting with anodes and when they are properly constructed and installed they are durable and will function in most circumstances.

For more information about lift station installations in Bakersfield CA or to ask any questions about them, contact The Plumbing Doc today