Many wastewater systems are designed to have a separate pump chamber to move effluent to a leaching field. Pump chambers may be specified under the following conditions:
- Leaching field is higher than the outlet of the water treatment system
- Conditions mandate time dosed effluent to prevent saturation during peak usage
Often overlooked as a maintenance item, pump systems generally perform without notice. However, in the case of a malfunction, a nonfunctioning pump chamber may have a damaging impact on a wastewater system, including potential back up of wastewater into the building from where the wastewater came.
A complete inspection and check on the mechanical parts of a pump chamber may prevent a potential costly event, which could also result in a significant inconvenience should the pump chamber fail to perform.