Our guide to looking for a greywater wastewater pump

When we think about drainage and water pumping, the first thing that usually comes to mind is rainwater. This is completely understandable; after all, it’s the main source of wastewater people see on a day to day basis. However, this means that we don’t usually consider the threat and dangers of greywater until it’s too late. Learn more about what greywater is below, and find out why having a greywater pump is one of the most important changes you can make to your drainage solutions.

What is greywater?

Grey WaterOne of the first reasons people don’t consider the issue of greywater is that they don’t really know what it is. Greywater is the wastewater stemming from the use of a range of household appliances. These appliances include:

  • Washing machines
  • Baths and showers
  • Sinks
  • Dishwashers

Also known as sullage, greywater is any wastewater from your house that is neither rain nor sewage. Although sewage is the first thing that comes to mind when discussing wastewater treatment processes, greywater takes up a far larger proportion than people think.

Where is greywater an issue?

Depending on the construction of your home, greywater can be an issue in a number of areas. Greywater primarily arises in subterranean parts of a property, such as basements and cellars. By placing a greywater pump under the floor of a cellar or basement, the pump gets rid of water before it has the potential to escalate into a more serious flooding issue and damage the structure of your building.

Finding the right pump

There are a few factors to consider when finding the right pump for your property. These are listed below, in addition to why they are so important when choosing the right pump.

  • Material: The material the pump is made from will be key to ensuring it lasts for years to come. Cast iron is durable and stands up to heavy-duty use, whereas thermoplastic costs less and weighs less.
  • Size: Depending on the greywater build up under your property, finding a large enough pump that removes all of the greywater will be a necessity.

Working with an expert can be an essential step in choosing the right tank and ensuring that your property’s pump fulfils all of its needs.

Talk to our team

Eco-Septic is a Sydney based manufacturer and specialises in commercial wastewater systems of various shapes and designs. We can provide fast and free quotes relevant to your commercial wastewater needs, all while keeping in mind individual spending capabilities.

Contact us today for a fast quote at 1800 808 135 or visit us at www.ecoseptic.com.au.

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