Pump Station FAQ

Pump Station FAQ

What is a
Cess / Septic Tank

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FAQ Septic Tank Frequently Asked Questions

What is a
pump station

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Pump station empty FAQ

Proper Solutions

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FAQ Frequently Asked Questions and Issues Occurred

Regular Problems

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FAQ Frequently Asked Questions and Issues


FAQ Frequently Asked Questions Septic Tank

What is a Cesspit tank?

A Cesspit is a sealed underground storage tank that is used to collect solid and liquid waste from households and organisations that are not connected to a mains sewer. Cesspits do not have a soakaway system, which means that liquid waste has nowhere to go. It is therefore, purely a holding tank for waste to collect it, until it is emptied.

What is a septic tank?

A septic tank is a holding tank system that retains sewage sludge for a sufficient time. An organic matter called anaerobic decomposition develops in the tank. This happens while the liquid elements are dispersed into the ground via perforated pipes in the soil, which is known as a soakaway method.


What are pumping stations?

Pumping stations are also called lift stations, they contain pumps with pressure that are designed to pump fluids and overcome resistance from one place to another. There are two standard types of pumps; vertical turbine pumps and centrifugal pumps. It is important to regularly maintain the pumps to maintain their efficiency of the distribution system.

They are used for a variety of industrial systems, such as the supply of water to channels and the removal of sewage to processing sites.


How regularly should I empty my pump stations?

Hydro Cleansing strongly recommends that pump station maintenance is carried outregularly especially for  septic tanks and cesspits which should be emptied on a 6 monthly basis to avoid overflow and saturation of the soakaways. This really depends on the level of usage and the requirements of the different pump stations. We provide contract or scheduled pump station emptying and maintenance services to suit your individual needs.


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FAQ Frequently Asked Questions Further Issues

How do I know if there is an issue with my pump station?

Without a regular pump station service problems begin to build up often becoming extremely expensive  when the station has not been emptied or serviced for a long period and it floods the local area.

However, there are a few signs to spot an issue with your pump station. There may be a foul smell, constant leaking or wet patches around the sewage system or manhole cover. Your toilets may refuse to flush properly and may make a bubbling sound. Also your control panel and electrical system may be constantly failing to operate. If any of these problems should occur and you are not able to deal with the issue, please contact us immediately.

Any further questions?

If you are unable to find the answer to your question, feel free to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.


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