Sewage Ejector Pump

Sewage Ejector Pump – For split level or downstairs plumbing fixtures

With modern home designs, and the advancement of plumbing technology, we have been seeing an increase in sewage ejector pump installations. Hoerner, an experienced plumbing company in Toronto, has been working with developers on new home designs and on retrofitting existing homes with pump-up ejector systems. 

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What is a Sewage Ejector Pump?

Also known as pump-up ejector systems, these devices are installed when plumbing fixtures in basement bathrooms or laundry rooms are located below the septic line or main sewer that flows from the house. Drain wastewater uses gravity to eject it from the house, and in these instances, the pump-up ejector elevates the wastewater to ensure it flows properly. 

Not all basements require sewage ejector pumps, however, when the sewer lines running to the municipal sewer on the street are higher than that of the fixture inside the home, the ejector pump can help move waste to the sewer to ensure the proper flow inside the sewer line and prevent sewer line backups in your Toronto home

Sewage ejector pumps should be installed in the sump basin below grade. In fact, they operate exactly like a groundwater sump pump, except it pumps out sewage and not ground water. The sump basin can collect up to thirty gallons of waste which flow into it from the sloped drain lines in the home. When the sump basement level reaches a certain level, the movable float will start the pump and pump the waste out of the basin and to the septic or sewer line. The float will drop down as the level in the basin reduces, and the pump will turn off. 

Sewage Ejector Pump System Requirements

A sewage ejector pump installation requires a vent in order to equalize the pumping pressure and to serve as an outlet for gasses from the sewer. The sewage ejector pump vent runs from the sump pit and either runs up through the roof, or it can be connected to an existing vent stack. 

The outlet pipe that connects to the three-inch main sewer line is usually two inches in diameter. A properly installed sewage ejector pump system is sealed to prevent waste or smells from seeping out of the top of the basin. 

The power of the ejector pump must be carefully considered, ideally by a plumbing technician. Here at Hoerner Heating & Plumbing, we have the technicians, the tools and equipment to successfully install a sewer ejector pump on your property. 

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Here are the scenarios when a Sewage Ejector Pump is most useful:

  • To pump sewage to a septic tank.
  • To pump sewage to a gravity sewer main.
  • For short distances (750 feet or less)
  • There is a low vertical distance needed to lift the sewage (under 70 feet).

Since not all sewage pumps are grinder pumps, raw sewage does not always require sewage grinder pumps. In most cases, a sewer ejector pump will be the more suitable option. In some circumstances, either type may be suitable.

There are also some brands that offer specialty pumps that are designed to replace residential sewage ejector pumps that generate between 4/10 and 1.0 HP. They aren’t restricted by a minimum head requirement. This machine uses the same cutting action as larger commercial grinders, but with a motor rated at 1.0 horsepower. 

Installing a Sewage Ejector Pump

You can purchase sewage ejector pumps from Hoerner Heating & Plumbing. Similarly, they can be used for commercial applications, but these require larger sump basins.

Hoerner Heating & Plumbing is a Liberty Pumps sewage ejector reseller. Liberty Pumps offers a wide range of sewage ejectors for all your needs. They are available in a variety of sizes for different needs. 

The company sells pumps for other applications in addition to sewage grinder pumps. However, there are exceptions. Thus, it is best to speak with a plumbing expert from Hoerner Heating & Plumbing. Get more information and guidance on your specific needs by contacting us today.

City of Toronto Sump Pump Rebate

The City of Toronto offers a rebate of up to 80 percent of the invoiced cost, up to a maximum of $1,750 regardless of the number of devices installed at the property, including eligible labour, materials, and taxes.