Sewage Ejector Pumps

A sewage ejector pump, also called pump up ejector system, is used when a bathroom, laundry room, or any other type of plumbing fixture is installed below the main sewer or septic line grade. Sewage ejector pumps are usually installed in basements. The ejector pump is part of a system that can pump both liquids and solids up into the main sewer or septic line.

Sewage ejector pumps are meant to sit in a sump basin that is cut and dug into the ground below grade. The sump basin collects and holds about 30 gallons of waste on average for an average sized home. The drain lines from the various fixtures in the basement area are graded into the side of the sump basin. When the level of waste water in the sump basin reaches a certain height a float on the sewage ejector pump is tripped. The waste water is then pumped out of the basin and up to ground level and then out to the sewer to septic tank. Once the level in the basin goes down the pump turns off until the next time it needs to pump.

An ejector pump is basically a sump pump that can grind and pump out solid waste, as well as liquids. It is mostly used in homes with basements and overhead sewers, in order to pump the sewage up and out of the basement.

Sewage ejector pumps, also called sewage pumps, sanitary sewer pumps or solid waste pumps, are used when there are toilets below the public or private sewer line. If waste can’t flow to the sewer line by gravity, the waste has to be lifted to be discharged into the sewer

Sewage ejector pumps, or sewage grinder pumps, are designed to pump residential or household sewage or black water to a destination such as an elevated septic tank or to a city sewer (for homes whose lower baths are at a depth below the level of their sewer line).

Our San Francisco Plumbing can repair or replace your sewage ejector pump in a timely manner.