Sewage Pump:A pump powered by an electric motor for the removal of wastewater from a sealed basin containing solids of up to 2" diameter.
Sump Pump:A pump powered by an electric motor for the removal of clear and/or ground water drainage from a sump, pit or low point in a residential, commercial or industrial property.
Effluent Pump:A pump powered by an electric motor for the removal of natural or artificial pretreated liquid waste discharge from an onsite sewage treatment system.
Education & Technical Publications
Grinder Pump Pamphlet for Homeowners & Industry Professionals
“The Homeowner’s Solution for Handling Residential Sewage in Challenging Locations” is SSPMA’s pamphlet, for homeowners and industry professionals, describing grinder pumps and their uses.
Effluent Pump Training Video for Onsite Wastewater Treatment: Selecting the Right Pump for the Job.
A 28-minute VHS videotape or CD-ROM (Mac and Windows compatible) presentation, with accompanying worksheet for sizing and selecting effluent pumps. Shows two representative installations: enhanced flow septic tank pumping and low-pressure pipe distribution.
Recommended Standards for Sump, Effluent
and Sewage Pumps (2012 Revision)
SSPMA's newly revised document designed to supply the purchaser and/or user of sump, effluent and sewage pumping equipment with accurate performance data and assist in determination of proper application and selection of equipment.
Introduction to Sump Pumps
Video cassette in color covering what sump pumps are used for...why they are important...and how they are installed and maintained. Perfect educational tool showing an actual replacement installation. Directed at dealers, contractors and others who need basic knowledge of the product and its application. Video runs 17 minutes and is available in VHS format.
Sump Pump Trouble Shooting Chart
A list of probable sump pump problems and how to solve them yourself.
Homeowner's Guide to the Domestic Sump Pump
Brochure describing the five general types of sump pumps, and basic information regarding installation and general maintenance.
Guide for Installation for New or Replacement Sump Pumps
Brochure outlining recommended installation procedures.
Sizing Guidelines for New or Replacement Sewage Pumps
Brochure to assist installers and others in selecting a proper pump for a particular application.
Recommended Installation and Maintenance for New or Replacement Sewage Pumps
Brochure designed to guide installers, inspectors and users regarding the proper installation and maintenance of sewage pumps. Includes a diagram of a typical installation and a trouble-shooting chart.
Sewage Pump Sizing Calculator
Convenient pocket-size rule designed to assist installers in determining required sewage pump capacity, total dynamic head, and basin size. Great for use in the “field.”
Recommended Guidelines for Sizing New or Replacement Effluent Pumps
General and technical information on selection/sizing of effluent pumps in on-site waste treatment systems. Excellent, 32 page, reference for installers, inspectors and users of effluent pumps.