Which Submersible Effluent Pump Do I Need? Read Below!

High Head Effluent Pumps

These pumps are used to pump treated effluent after passing through either a sand filter or aerobic treatment system to a spray irrigation field, drip system, or mound system. High Head Filtered Effluent Pumps are designed to pump treated effluent under higher pressures or longer distances than normal effluent pumps. These pumps are up to 115V 1/2hp, 20 gallon per minute, with a 1 ¼” Discharge. Some are bottom but most are mid-suction pumps.

Sump and Effluent Pumps

These pumps are used for a variety of reasons including to pump ground water from basements or depending upon the model treated effluent after an aerobic system, sand filter, or filtered septic tank. These pumps, depending upon model, will handle 3/8” to ¾” solids are 115V with a 1 ½” Discharge.

Sewage Ejector Pumps

These pumps are designed to pump Raw Sewage from inside a basement or outside of the home and before going into city sewer systems or a septic system. These pumps will handle up to 2” solids. These pumps are heavy cast iron construction, up to ½ hp, with a 2” Discharge.

Sewage Grinder Pumps

These pumps are designed to handle high head or high volume raw sewage pumping jobs. Little Giant and Power-Flo Grinder pumps are designed to handle raw sewage, but have the ability to handle much larger solids and objects compared to standard sewage pumps such as plastic, disposable diapers, sanitary napkins, rubber, food particles, and other solids. Grinder pumps turn solids into a finely ground slurry before pumping them to their destination.