pumping stations

Domestic Pumping System

What is a pumping station?

pumping stations

Wastewater pumping station


What is a wastewater pumping station? It is an extra tank connected to your septic tank or wastewater treatment plant. The pump station is usually 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. 

Our domestic pumping system is used for the transfer of wastewater from a house to a wastewater treatment plant at an elevated location. It can also be suitable for an estate where the main pumping station is situated on higher ground. Each case needs an approval from local authority. 

Personalised pumping station project

At Tricel, we also design personalised pump stations to suit our customers’ unique requirements with their wastewater treatment systems:

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

How our pumping station works

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 is getting activated when the level of water reaches 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.”


CASE study

Septic tank upgrade

pumping chamber

Interact with the Tricel Novo Wastewater Treatment Plant

  • Click on the numbers to see the annotations.
  • You can also switch between the treatment process stages (yellow circle at the bottom left-hand corner) and the anatomy of the Novo (green circle at the bottom left-hand corner).
  • To view in Virtual Reality (VR), click the square at the top right-hand corner and simply scan the QR code with your phone.
  • To check the dimensions, click on the spanner icon.
  • To download an image of the Novo, click on the camera icon (top right-hand corner)


Finally, you can also visit THE LAB by Tricel to view the Novo in a Virtual Showroom, interact with 3D models, view images and product videos.

Domestic packaged system

The Tricel domestic packaged system is used primarily for pumping and the 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.


Visit our Virtual Showroom to interact with our 3D Puraflo today!


Key Features

Tricel Novo

Reliable & long-lasting

SMC tank, strong & lightweight

Tricel Novo

Fast delivery

Manufactured in Ireland, short lead time

Tricel Novo


CE certification EN12566- 3, EN12566-1 and S.R.66

Frequently asked questions


Different products sold by Tricel

Tricel Novo & Vitae: Both are wastewater treament plant solutions manufactured by Tricel. Wastewater treatment plants offer a superior quality of treatment. For example, the Tricel Novo comprises of three independent wastewater treatment zones and offers an average of efficiency of 95.9% BOD removal.
This is a higher treatment standard than the effluent from a septic tank. Please note: all wastewater treatment plants used in Ireland must comply with the EN12566-3 standard and all septic tanks must comply with the EN12566-1 standard..

Tricel Vento: The septic tank from Tricel is manufactured as a primary treatment. Designed for the settlement of your effluent. This product may need an additional treatment like the Sandcel or Puraflo.

Certifications for Tricel wastewater treatment systems

The Tricel wastewater treatment plants comply with the European Standard EN12566, S.R. 66, and with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Code of Practice. Click below for more details about the certifications.

Warranties on Tricel products

Products Warranty*
Tricel Novo  10 years
Tricel Vitae  10 years
Tricel Vento  10 years
Tricel Puraflo  12 months

*from date of purchase.

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    Tricel (Killarney) Unlimited Company
    Ballyspillane Industrial Estate, Killarney, Co. Kerry, V93 X253, Ireland
    Tel: 64 663 2421