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Pumping station

Wastewater pumping station.

pumping station

What is a pumping station?

Firstly, a pumping station is an extra tank. It connects to your actual septic tank or wastewater treatment plant. Therefore, the pump station is installed when the ground level of the wastewater treatment system is too high. More specifically when it’s higher than the level of the property and a gravity tank cannot be used. To conclude, Tricel domestic pumping station is used for the transfer of wastewater from a house:

  • To a wastewater treatment plant at an elevated location.
  • In an estate where the main pumping station is situated on higher ground.

Personalized pumping stations project

Furthermore, at Tricel we also design  personalised pump stations to suit our customers’ unique requirements:

  • We adapt the volume of inflow.
  • Implement dual or single pumps.
  • Shape tank dimensions/capacity.
  • Accommodate electrical connections.
  • Tailor the pumping distance/height.

Domestic packaged system

The Tricel domestic packaged system is used primarily for pumping and transfer of wastewater from:

  • A single domestic dwelling up to the public rising main.
  • A dwelling to a Tricel wastewater Treatment System at a raised location.
  • A house in an estate which is lower than the main pumping station in the estate.

The pumps are underground tanks made from GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic). We manufacture 1,000L and 1,600L domestic pump stations in conformity with the building regulations. The Tricel pump station contains the different part below:

  • Inlet point.
  • Outlet point.
  • Submersible pump.
  • Control panel and alarm.

Dual pumps are also usable depending on the project.

How our pumping station works

First of all, Tricel pumping stations are used where gravity sewerage is not possible. The tank pumps the water at intervals to the main sewer or wastewater treatment plant. The float switch inside the tank switches on the pump when the level of water reach a certain level in the tank. The process is curbed by the use of the control float. The Pumping chambers contain

  • A chamber.
  • A Pump.
  • Pump controls.
  • Float and/or an alarm depending on your needs
  • Multiple and backup pumps are also available.

Tricel’ s pump stations are designed to meet building regulations, including  Document H1 (“Foul Drainage”). This stipulates that:

“Where foul drainage from a dwelling or building is to be pumped, the effluent receiving chamber should be sized to contain 24 hours inflow to allow for disruptions due to power failures or breakdown. The minimum daily discharge of foul drainage should be taken as 150 litres per day per person for domestic use.”


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We just wanted to give some positive feedback for Norbert who just serviced our Puraflo system.

He has just completed the service on our system and we want to pass on our praise for his thorough work. He was extremely helpful in explaining the issue with the system and above all, it was just great to encounter someone with such a nice attitude.

We shall highly recommend Tricel.

Diane and Michael Doyle


Very professional, good communicator and first class.

I am delighted that I chose to install a Tricel plant in 2009 because the outflow is practically clear water and I am confident it will work reliably indefinitely. It is the perfect solution for our site which has no soakage worth talking about in winter.

I would be happy to recommend Tricel to anybody or show the site.

Gerard Hellen

Co Cork