Grinder Pump Care

General Information 

In order to provide you with suitable wastewater disposal, your home is served by a low pressure sewer system. The key element in this system is an Environment One grinder pump. The tank collects all solid materials and effluent from the house. The solid materials are then ground to a small size suitable for pumping as a slurry with the effluent water. The grinder pump generates sufficient pressure to pump this slurry from your home to the wastewater treatment receiving line and/or disposal plant. 

In addition, you must never introduce into any sewer: 
Explosives, Strong chemicals 
Flammable material, Gasoline, Lubricating oil, and/or grease 

Periods of Disuse 
If your home or building is left unoccupied for longer than a couple of weeks, perform the following procedure: Purge the System. Run clean water into the unit until the pump activates. Immediately turn off the water and allow the grinder pump to run until it shuts off automatically. Duplex Units. Special attention must be taken to ensure that both pumps turn on when clean water is added to the tank. Caution: Do not disconnect power to the unit 

Power Failure 
Your grinder pump cannot dispose of wastewater without electrical power. If electrical power service is interrupted, keep water usage to a minimum. 

Pump Failure Alarm 
Your Environment One grinder pump has been manufactured to produce an alarm signal (120 volt) in the event of a high water level in the basin. The installer must see that the alarm signal provided is connected to an audible and/or visual alarm in such a manner as to provide adequate warning to the user that service is required. During the interim prior to the arrival of an authorized service technician, water usage must be limited to the reserve capacity of the tank. 

In the event of an emergency, please call Highland Treatment Inc. at: 
248-889-1922