Lift Stations | Cass Plumbing
Pump stations, or lift stations as they more commonly called, are an essential part of everyday living. Most people don’t give too much thought to how clean drinking water gets to their taps, and really don’t want to think about how sewerage and wastewater leaves their homes, so long as it doesn’t come back! Of course, not everywhere has the luxuries enjoyed in first world regions like North America and Europe, as many people in the world lack access to clean water. Often this is directly related to the fact that the sewerage is not collected and pumped to a treatment plant, instead it flows into the water supply.
- Lift Stations – Pumping stations or Lift Stations are facilities including pumps and equipment for pumping fluids from one place to another. They are used for a variety of infrastructure systems, such as the supply of water to canals, the drainage of low-lying land, and the removal of sewage to processing sites. A pumping station is, by definition, an integral part of a pumped-storage hydroelectricity installation.
Lift stations contain pumps, valves, and electrical equipment necessary to pump water or wastewater from a low elevation to a high elevation. For example, a sewage lift station is used to pump sewage or wastewater uphill from a low-lying neighborhood to a collection system of pipes. Lift stations are also used in a variety of industrial settings, including mining and water management and treatment.