Domestic Pumping station System


What is a wastewater pumping station? It is an extra tank that you connect 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 you cannot use a gravity tank. 

We use our domestic pumping system for the transfer of wastewater from a house to a wastewater treatment plant at an elevate location. It can also be suitable for an estate where we place the main pumping station on higher ground. Each case needs an approval from local authority. 

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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

We use the Tricel pumping stations 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.”

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Pumping Solutions

Domestic packaged system

We use the Tricel domestic packaged system 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.

Our range of products

Tricel Vento

Tricel Vento Septic Tank

Shallow dig tank, strong & robust underground tank, No electrical or moving parts. Ideal for sites with good drainage & plenty of space.

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Tricel Novo Domestic sewage treatment

Tricel Novo Sewage Treatment Plant

Durable & long lasting SMC tank, shallow dig tank, easy installation (Plug and Play), long life components.

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Tricel Maxus Combi

Tricel Maxus Sewage Treatment Plant

Commercial plant. Submerged Aerated Filter (SAF) technology. Ideal for project over 50 PE.

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Tricel Tero tertiary treatment plant

Tricel Tero Tertiary Treatment

An eco-friendly and modular system with proven E.Coli Treatment capabilities in line with the new EPA requirements.

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Tricel Puraflo secondary treatment plant

Tricel Puraflo Secondary treatment plant

Ideal for sensitive sites, compliant to Irish Standard, small footprint.

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Tricel Sandcel sand polishing filter

Tricel Sandcel
Sand Polishing Filter

Provides a dual function of polishing the effluent from a wastewater treatment system and disposing it into groundwater.

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Pumping Solutions

Tricel Pumping Stations

Pump fluids from one place to another where gravity drainage cannot be used, easy and trouble-free installation

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Plants available for all capacities, from 1PE up to 50PE. Free advice on request.

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Recent projects with Tricel Novo IE6 treatment plant

Extensive industry experience, manufacturing since 1973.

Tricel manufacture deliver & install sewage treatment plants across a wide range of industry sectors throughout Ireland & the UK. Tricel also provide import/export services for our international clients. Top quality material offers outstanding capabilities including long life, durability and is a cost-effective solution for sewage treatment even in the harshest environments.

Tricel has installed many of its Tricel Novo Sewage Treatment Plants across the UK.


Frequently Asked Questions

PE represents the initials of Population Equivalent. Population equivalent: conversion value which aims at expressing non-domestic applications in terms of domestic loading based on 1 person creates 60 g/day BOD5 and 150l/day. (Code of Practice: Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Systems Serving Single Houses (p.e. < 10), EPA)

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.

Most Tricel products have a warranty. To discover all the guarantees on our products, as well as on the internal parts, consult our dedicated product pages.

The required standards are 20:30:20 BOD, SS, NH4. All Tricel produces exceed the requirements when tested to En12566-3 and comply with SR66.

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Tricel recommends that you maintain your device to the fullest. You are obliged by law to avoid all types of pollution or nuisances. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information on our service contracts. An annual maintenance contract may be offered.

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