In order to provide you with suitable wastewater disposal, your home is serviced by a low pressure sewer system. The key element in this system is the pump. The tank collects all the raw sewage from the house. The solid materials are then pumped into the wastewater treatment line and on to the wastewater treatment plant.
The pump is capable of accepting a wide range of materials found in domestic sewage. Regulatory agencies advise the following items should not be introduced into any sewer system either directly or through a kitchen waste disposal unit.
- Baby wipes
- Seafood shells
- Diapers, rags, clothing, etc.
- Adult wipes
- Sanitary napkins or tampons, including applicators
- Disposable toilet cleaning products
- Shop wipes
Your pump cannot dispose of wastewater without electrical power. If the electric power is interrupted keep water use to a minimum.
Your system is provided with a red light that will signal in the event of a high water level in the basin. This provides adequate warning to the user that service is required. During the interim prior to the arrival of our service personnel, water usage must be limited. We hope this will help you better understand how your wastewater system works.