Sewage Pumps & Legislation

Maintaining Effluent and Waste Water Pumping Stations

Sewage, effluent, or waste water pumping stations act like the hearts of the sewer system, pumping used water and sewage away from homes and businesses along sewer pipes to be treated at treatment works.

Many businesses and private residents are unaware that the biggest causes of sewer pump failures are build-up of greases, wipes, sanitary waste and other materials flushed down toilets and drains. Even products marked ‘flushable’ do not break down in the sewer system like toilet paper.

These items build up over time and can block your local sewer pipes, causing a catastrophic failure to your pumping system not just for you, but for everybody else on your network.

Pumping stations play a vital role. We rely on pumps to move the sewage and used water along the sewer. When these blockages happen, sewage can back up into homes, business properties and highways and can result in pollution.

Unblocking sewer systems, repairing or replacing pumps and associated equipment can prove very expensive, which could be avoided by taking out a maintenance contract as an assurance policy in the situation that you have a failed pumping station.

Arfon Pumping Station Maintenance provide emergency 24 / 7 / 365 response services.  We also provide preventative routine pump service contracts that cover all types of effluent pumping stations, treatment plants and associated plant.

Our maintenance service contracts are tailored individually to suit your specific requirements and are focused on reducing and minimising risk of pumping station failures, ensuring that your pumping station operates efficiently and functionally.

Environment Agency Van

Effluent or waste water pumping stations that are not routinely maintained or serviced can result in pollution to the water course and into rivers and streams.  Any type of pollution incident is a very serious issue and is prosecutable by the Environmental Agency (EA).  This can result in heavy fines and considerable clean up charges from the EA.

For further information regarding to Environmental Agency guidelines and directives please visit their website: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/environment-agency