GreaseBeta - Wet Well Treatment Blocks
The vast majority of lifting station problems are caused by blockages within the pumps or a failure in level control where the ‘activation’ floats get ‘stuck’. Grease is one of the main causes of these two issues. Naturally lighter than water, it floats and, as more grease enters the holding chamber, begins to form a ‘crust’. Small chunks of grease will break free as surfactants, emulsifiers and chemicals from cleaning products reach the station. These small chunks of grease get sucked into the pumps, stopping them from working efficiently. Waste grease also sticks to the float activation systems causing them to fail, resulting in the pumps tripping out from overload as they run ‘dry’ or failing to activate at all as the floats remain stuck under water.