A guide to mini sewage pumping stations

Mini sewage pumping stations are ideal for use in the home. Installed in small extensions, garden rooms and basement conversions, they’re an easy way to drain away sewage – when gravity cannot be relied on to do the job or where connection to the main household drains is difficult.

Each design is small and compact, with just enough space for a single pump, and pre-packaged ready for installation. But they do come with different features – that’s why it’s important to do your research and choose the right mini sewage pumping station for your needs.

Which is the right mini sewage pumping system for me?

There are two main factors to consider when answering this question.

1. Size

Small sewage pumping stations come with a variety of tank sizes (with the capacity to hold 190-800L of sewage) – and, first and foremost, you need to identify an appropriate size for your project.

According to building regulations, you must allow 150L per day, per person. That means for an annexe, office, WC, garden room etc., our smallest 190L system – measuring 610mm x 635mm – would be more than ample for your needs. If, however, you are creating a new bedroom (sleeping 2 people or more) a mini sewage pumping station with a larger tank capacity would be necessary.

2. Application

It’s also important to think about the system’s intended application. What do you actually want it to do? Is it to remove wastewater and sewage? Or to drain away floodwaters in an emergency? Here we take a look at the recommended mini sewage pumping system for each job.

Selection of mini sewage pumping stations available at JT Pumps

Wastewater removal

If you’re looking to remove wastewater in a low gravity area, the JTFS Mini Micro Sewage Pumping Station is the ideal solution – specifically designed for use in small conversions and extensions.

This system comes in four different sizes (190L, 300L, 450L, and 600L). Pre-fitted with a submersible automatic pump, it can handle 50mm solids and will successfully pump foul water – from toilets, bathtubs, showers and sinks – as far as 12 metres, to reach the property’s main drainage system.

Sewage removal

The JTFS Mini Micro Maz System is an excellent choice if the sewage contains solids and fibres. Known as a macerator pumping station, it grinds the sewage – breaking the solids down into small pieces and allowing them to pass easily through the pump without blocking the rotor.

A wide range of sizes are available (i.e. 190L-800L) and, tipped with tungsten carbide, the cast iron bladed impeller is guaranteed to remain sharp and effective for a very long time.

Basement drainage

Designed specifically for small spaces, we recommend the JTFS 190L Basement Pumping Station for use in home basement and cellar projects. This mini sewage pumping system will quickly remove clean, grey and surface water – when gravity flow is not possible – and is perfect for draining cavity walls and below-ground amenities (such as a dishwasher, sink, shower etc.).

The station comes in one size, featuring a 610 x 635mm tank. But it can be fitted with either a single Mizar 30 or Mizar 60 submersible pump, allowing grey water to travel 7m or 10m, respectively.

Flood and storm relief

We also regularly recommend the JT Flood2 for use in the home. This is another great option for a sub-level basement or cellar, particularly if it is vulnerable to damage by floodwaters.

The system itself is designed to drain clean, dirty or slightly polluted water. Fitted with a high-quality submersible pump, it can handle 50mm solids and has an efficient flow rate of approximately 7 litres per second. If for any reason, a flood was to occur in your basement, it’s the perfect mini sewage pumping station to quickly deal with the situation and limit the level of destruction caused.

Contact JT Pumps today

Choosing a suitable mini sewage pumping station can be tricky, especially if you’ve never done it before. But here at JT Pumps, we’re experts on the topic. If you’re still unsure which is the right one for you, feel free to get in touch. Our team can offer tailored advice and will help to identify the best system for your needs. Just give us a call on 0844 414 5800 or send an email to sales@jtpumps.co.uk.

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