What is a lift station?

A lift station pumps wastewater uphill and commonly to a point where it can gravity flow downhill again. A lift station is equipped with pumps, wet wells, and control systems the pumps force the wastewater through a pipe, referred to as a force main.  Not all wastewater lines lead to lift stations; some go directly to the wastewater treatment plant because the plant is lower in elevation than the homes it services. This is referred to as gravity flow.  

We currently have five lift stations in our collection system and all are monitored on a daily basis.

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1. Who makes up your wastewater division?
2. What does the wastewater division do?
3. What is a lift station?
4. How is the wastewater treated?