Septic Pump & Effluent Pump Tanks

Septic Systems Diagram #1

Some systems require a pump to pump the effluent from the septic tank to the absorption area. The pump, along with float switches and electrical connections, would be located in a pump tank or dosing tank following the septic tank(s) and before the absorption area. There would also be an alarm box located in the house (usually the basement or garage) that sounds when there is a problem or malfunction with any of these components. Typically there is a reserve in the pump tank to enanble water use in the house when the alarm sounds, but the issue needs to be addressed ASAP.

Septic System Information