Pumping stations

Pumping Stations

For homeowners and small businesses

Sewage pumping stations are additional tanks that can be connected to your wastewater treatment plant for the use of pumping fluids from one place to another where a gravity tank cannot be used.

Pumping stations

The Sewage Pumping Station


Sewage pumping stations are used where gravity drainage is not possible.

The tank is constructed from GRP and collects the effluent or foul water from low-lying developments and pumps to a main sewer or treatment plant. It may also be used to pump from a sewage treatment plant to the raised bed drainage field. Our product is fitted with a control float, which activates the pump to pump specific volumes when the capacity has reached a pre-defined level.

sewage pumping stations

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What is a sewage pumping station?

A Sewage Pumping Station is an additional tank that can be connected to your wastewater treatment plant for the use of pumping fluids from one place to another where a gravity tank cannot be used.

For a single domestic dwelling, the Tricel domestic pumping system (sewage pumping station) is used primarily for the transfer of sewage from:

  • A dwelling to a Tricel Sewage Treatment System at a raised location
  • A single house in an estate which is lower than the main pumping station in the estate

We manufacture 1,000-litre and 1,600-litre standard domestic pump stations in accordance with the building regulations. Standard commercial pumping stations include 2,600 to 4,000 litre tanks. The Tricel packaged sewage pumping stations contain:

  • Underground tank made from GRP (glass reinforced plastic)
  • Inlet point
  • Outlet point
  • Submersible pump
  • Control panel and alarm

    Custom-designed sewage pumping stations

    Dual pumps are also available upon request -in case one of them fails- along with custom-designed pumping stations. Indeed, at Tricel, we also design tailored pumping stations to suit our customers’ specific requirements in terms of:

    • Volume of inflow
    • Dual or single pumps

    Tricel pumping chambers may be supplied with a backup pump in case of pump failure. In this case the two pumps would alternate by means of a flip flop control panel to prolong the lifespan of the pumps. These systems are fitted with non-return valves.

    • Tank dimensions/capacity

    The tank can be bigger depending on the end use of the station: for a single dwelling or a small estate for example.

    • Electrical connections available
    • Pumping distance/height

    The discharge point can be really at a higher level sometimes e.g. main sewer, percolation area, etc.

    How do sewage pumping stations work?

    Pumping chambers contain a chamber, pump, pump controls, float and / or an alarm, based on individual requirements. Multiple and back-up pumps are also available.

    The pump process is controlled with the use of control float which are set to turn on and off at predefined levels for absorbing a specific volume of effluent per dose.

    Our pump stations are designed to meet building regulations, including  Document H1 (“Foul Drainage”). This stipulates that:

    “Where foul drainage from a dwelling or building is to be pumped, the effluent receiving chamber should be sized to contain 24 hours inflow to allow for disruptions due to power failures or breakdown. The minimum daily discharge of foul drainage should be taken as 150 litres per day per person for domestic use.”

    Installation and Maintenance of Sewage Pumping Stations

    Caution must be taken when installing a commercial sewage treatment pumping station. They are best lifted by a machine and webbing lifting straps – do not use chains or wire ropes in contact with the tank. Ensure the tank is empty as well. 

    Besides, like any standard sewage treatment plant, a commercial pumping station should be maintained and serviced at least once a year by a professional. It is also strongly advised to perform some regular routine procedures and checks. 

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    Packaged Pumping Solutions

    Tricel also offers a range of single and twin pump chambers from 300L (single option only) to 1,700L (both single and twin pumps available).

    These packaged pump chambers are used primarily for the transfer of sewage. These are ideal for single or multiple domestic dwellings.

    Key Features


    At Tricel we also design tailored sewage pumping stations to suit our customers’ specific requirements.


    Our sewage pumping stations are highly durable as they are manufactured from GRP (Glass Reinforced Polyester).


    We manufacture 1,000-litre and 1,600-litre standard sewage pumping stations in accordance with the building regulations. 

    Get in touch

      Tricel Environment UK

      A trading brand of Dewey Waters Ltd.,
      Tricel Weston, Winterstoke Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS24 9AN, United Kingdom.
      Tel: +44 (0)1934 422 311