Prevent Problems with Aerobic Septic System Water Pumps

Water or effluent pumps are a key component to aerobic septic systems installed in the Tulsa and Owasso, Oklahoma area. This pump is what moves the water from the tank out to the spray lines. If the aerobic septic system water pump is not working, water will not be sprayed causing the tank level to rise and potentially causing a backup.

How do you know that your Aerobic Septic System Water Pump may not be working?

  • Sprinklers have not gone off in several days (dry yard)
  • Alarm is going off
  • Light is on
  • Full tank
  • System is backing up

What should you do if you think you have a Water Pump problem with your Aerobic Septic System?

Water pumps stop working when they become clogged or burn out. Once a water pump malfunctions it must either be cleaned or replaced depending on the damage. This should only be done by a professional.

Until you can get someone to look at your system you should minimize usage. Try to hold off on doing laundry or any other task that requires large amounts of water.

How to Prevent Aerobic Septic System Water Pump Problems

The main cause of water pump malfunctions is clogs. Water Pump replacement can be costly, but by following the steps below you can minimize your risks and prolong the life of your system.

If you have any questions about water pumps, or any part of your aerobic septic system and you live the Tulsa and Owasso, Oklahoma area, please give us a call at 918-381-2050.

Future problems can easily be prevented two ways:

1. Have your system pumped regularly to prevent overfilling and solids moving into that chamber.

2. Do not treat your toilet like a trash can. Never flush any of the following items:

  • Sand
  • Kitty litter
  • Cigarette butts
  • Clay or Play-doh
  • Fabric
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Coffee Grounds
  • Condoms or latex products
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Dental Floss or string
  • Diapers or wipes
  • Grease
  • Oils
  • Paper towels
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Tampons
  • Toys