What Is A Sewage Ejector Pump?

A sewage ejector pump is an underwater or submersible pump that helps to move liquid or semi-liquid waste from washing machines, laundry, or bathrooms situated in the basements of the house. Houses of Chicago, Wheaton, Elgin, etc. in Illinois have their laundry in the basements, and an ejector pump is a must in these houses.

How Does A Sewage Ejector Pump Work?

A sewage ejector pump works the same as a sump pump. The difference between a sump pump and a sewage ejector pump is that a sump pump suctions water in the basement that accumulated because of rain, and a sewage ejector ejects wastewater from washing machines or bathrooms in basements. In an ordinary house, wastewater from the kitchen or bathroom goes through the normal sewage or plumbing line and drains in the central septic or municipal line outside the home. However, when a house has a laundry system like a washing machine or bathroom in the basement lower than the actual ground, the wastewater does not go directly to the main septic line as it is placed on the ground level, as it is lower than that. In moments like these, a sewage ejector pump helps to eject by lifting the wastewater at the ground level and throwing the water into the septic or municipal sewage line.

Sewage ejector pumps sit on a basin-like sump placed on the ground by digging it. It has multiple valves that get aware of the level of wastewater. The sump basin can hold approximately 28 to 30 gallons of water, depending on the type of pump. The outlet line or pipe is 2 to 4 inches long, connecting the pump with a 3 to 6 inches long central septic or municipal line. As the sewage ejector pumps are installed in basements, a vent is necessary to vent out the sewage gasses to equalize the pressure of pumping. This vent comes outside with a pit and connects with a pipe that helps to ventilate the gases.


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How Much Does A Sewage Ejector Pump Cost?

For an average residential, a sewage ejector pump can cost from $300 to $1000, depending on its type, horsepower motor etc., and the installation charge depends on the technician or the plumber. Usually, these pumps do not need any maintenance but once a year. A professional technician or plumber can inspect the pump to see if it needs any changes.

Does Your House Need  A Sewage Ejector Pump?

In Illinois, cities like Elgin, Chicago, Wheaton, etc., have houses with basement laundries, dryers and bathrooms. A sewage ejector pump is necessary to eject the wastewater from these. Moreover, it also reduces the pressure of the regular sewage line. So, if your house’s laundry system is situated in the basement, a sewage ejector pump is a must for you.

How to Install a Sewage Ejector Pump?

For the installation of a sump pump, it is better to have a professional technician or plumber who will install the pump as per the house or commercial place needed.


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