Drainage Pump FAQs
Drainage Pump FAQs
A drainage pump transports water, sewage and other liquids from one place to another, typically using a layflat hose attached to the inlet and a suction delivery hose attached to the outlet. If installed for long-term use they can have permanent pipework attached. Drainage pumps can be used across domestic, agricultural, commercial and industrial industries, including:
- Flood defense in low-levels of buildings
- Dewatering in agricultural and mining settings
- Transferring wastewater to be treated
- General water extraction
They can either be installed with a float switch to turn on when liquid levels reach a preset level, or they can be set up to work manually whereby they only operate when physically switched on by the user. Drainage pumps come in many different sizes, designs and construction materials, making each one ideal for a different application.
Whether you need a submersible or surface mounted drainage pump is determined by the specific application, factors such as the location of the fluid to be pumped and access to the area restricting which pump can be installed.
Yes, a large number of drainage pumps can be installed permanently as a fixed Installation. This type of installation generally includes an Auto-coupling System, consisting of a pedestal, pump hook, upper bracket and guide rail. This enables the pumps to be moved or removed without having to enter or empty the chamber, making maintenance and cleaning much more efficient.
A drainage pump is used for pumping grey water, which could contain a small amount of debris and solids content. A sewage pump is a pump that has been specifically designed for pumping larger, soft solids from domestic or commercial waste systems, so they will typically have a larger solids handling capacity than a drainage pump.