Diesel-driven pumps are replacing generators as an improved backup plan. This independent pump unit is a more effective solution to lift station problems such as sewage pump failures. The versatile diesel automatic-prime pump also supplements the lift station when routine maintenance or emergency repairs are necessary.
These standby backup lift station pumps offer numerous benefits over standby generators. The pumps are fully automatic, independent, versatile and user-friendly. Pumps are less expensive than comparable diesel generators and they offer the added assurance that there will not be a spill from overflow.
The type of recommended pumps used as backups are self-priming, solids-handling with dry-priming systems and automatic start/stop capabilities. The backup pump must be maintained, but little maintenance is required other than to start them occasionally and check on the batteries. Additionally, solar battery chargers are an option.
Pumps are offered with sound-attenuated canopies which reduce sound pollution. They are available in sizes 3-inch to 18-inch with flows to 11,000-gpm, heads to 430-ft and solids handling to 4.25-inches. Automatic start/stop systems can be used with floats or transducers to measure the wet well sewage level. These pumps can also be outfitted with automatic monitoring and notification devices.