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What is a packaged pumping station?

A packaged pumping station or pumped system is an intermediate storage or collecting chamber. This incorporates pump sets which tranfer either foul or surface water to the local drain, manhole or sewer.
Normal gravity systems cannot be used when there is insufficient gravity fall or the common collecting point is lower than the sewer. This is where a pumping station is used.

Packaged pumping stations provide a more efficient and economic way of installing a drainage system. They are suitable for pumping of liquids such as surface water, wastewater or sewage from areas where drainage by gravity is not possible.

There are integrated systems, manufactured from impact-resistant and reinforced materials.
The unit is supplied with internal pipe work fitted, pre-assembled ready for installation into the ground, after which the submersible pumps and control equipment are fitted.

Beneficial features may include –

  • Duty assist (for fully automatic operation)
  • High level alarm indication (used in event of pump failure)
  • Guide rail (permits simple removal of pumps for maintenance)

A packaged system can reduce the time and cost involved in with civil work and site labour; compared to the conventional alternative of a concrete well and separate pump system.
Over many years of new, intense housing and commercial development, the prime location sites where sewage/storm water could have been disposed of by gravity into the public sewerage system have long ago been used up.

A Packaged Pumping Station is sometimes also called:-

“Package Pumping Station”
“Sewage Pumping Station”
“Pumping Station”
"Surface / Storm Water Packaged Pumping Stations"
“Pump Station”
“Lifting Station”
“Pump Sump”
“Pumping Tank”
“Macerator Pump/Tank”
“Grinder Pump/Tank”
“JTDual G/R”

Excerpt taken from ‘The Building Regulations, Approved Document H’

Pumping installations:

2.36 – Where gravity drainage is impracticable, or protection against flooding due to surcharge in downstream sewers is required, a pumping installation will be needed.

2.37 – Package pumping installations are available which are suitable for installation within buildings. Floor mounted units may be particularly suited for installation in basements. These should conform to BS EN 12050. Pumping installations for use inside buildings should be designed in accordance with BS EN 12056-4.

2.38 – Package pumping installations suitable for installation outside buildings are also available. Guidance on the design of pumping installations for use outside buildings may be found in BS EN 752-6.

2.39 – Where foul water drainage from a building is to be pumped, the effluent receiving chamber should be sized to contain 24-hour inflow to allow for disruption in service. The minimum daily discharge of foul drainage should be taken as 150 litres per head per day for domestic use. For other types of building, the capacity of the receiving chamber should be based on the calculated daily demand of the water intake for the building. Where only a proportion of the foul sewage is to be pumped, then the capacity should be based pro-rata. In all pumped systems the controls should be so arranged to optimise pump operation.

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