What is a Lift Station?

If you have a septic system, it might have a component called a lift station. As the name implies, lift stations are designed to lift wastewater to higher elevations. However, not ever septic system needs a lift station. If your septic system includes a lift station and you’d like to learn more about it, we’ve broken down everything you need to know.

 

What are Lift Stations For?

A septic system will include a lift station when the makeup of your property means that your septic tank needs to be located below the drain field. This placement can be because of the makeup of your soil or the layout of your property. When your septic tank is below the drain field, wastewater will need to be lifted up to the drain field, since gravity will not do the job. A lift station is responsible for moving wastewater up to a higher elevation.

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