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Pump Stations

The Klargester pump station range has been designed in accordance with Building Regulations

24hr Storage to Meet Building Regulations

Document H1 Foul Drainage (Pumping Installations) Section 2.39 This states:
Where foul drainage from a building is to be pumped, the effluent receiving chamber should be sized to contain 24 hour inflow to allow for disruption in service. The minimum daily discharge of foul drainage should be taken as 150 litres per head per day for domestic use.
For other types of building, the capacity of the receiving chamber should be based on the calculated daily demand of the water intake for the building. Where only a proportion of the foul sewage is to be pumped, then the capacity should be based pro-rata. In all pumped systems the controls should be so arranged to optimise pump operation. The required 150 litres per head per day volume should reflect the storage volume in the station pump or station and overflow tanks.”

Klargester manufactures pumping chambers of various diameter and depths, with pumps, guide rails and control equipment fitted as per the client’s specification. Please contact us direct and we will be pleased to quote against your specific requirements.

Domestic Sewage Pump-sets
If the main sewer is accessible but at a higher level to (or some distance from) the domestic foul drain, then a domestic sewage pump-set may be used to pump unsettled sewage directly to the main sewer.
Whilst single pump units are acceptable for individual houses, it is recommended that twin pumping systems be used for multiple dwellings.

Effluent Pump-sets
A septic tank or treatment system pump-set can be used to disperse settled effluent when a site has a high water table or adverse invert levels. Installed after the septic tank or treatment system and pumping settled effluent up to an inspection chamber, flow to the drainage system then takes place by gravity in the normal way.

Surface Water Pump-sets
Due to the amount of rainwater that can fall in a short time period, Surface Water run-off is often the most demanding of all applications, whether hard-standing or roof areas.
Klargester offers a comprehensive range of packaged pump systems in both standard form or manufactured to bespoke specifications. Careful calculation of the run-off areas is essential
when sizing these pump systems

Units are normally delivered by flat bed vehicle and carnage facilities should be available on-site for off loading. Installation is quick and economical, the unit requiring only a concrete base and surround. Comprehensive installation instructions are supplied with every unit.
For more detailed technical literature and drawings regarding applications, installation, maintenance or specific options, please contact Carhoo Environmental. We have both internal and field sales staff who will be pleased to assist.

Klargester package pump systems are designed for minimum maintenance.
Klargester offers a full after sales service involving planned maintenance visits throughout Ireland.

Prior to installation, there is a legal requirement to obtain permission from the appropriate agencies (including connection to a public sewer)


Developments where foul drainage by gravity is not possible, including:

  • Domestic sewage pumping
  • Effluent pump-sets for sewage treatment plants
  • Surface water pumping systems
  • Septic tank pump-sets
  • 24 hour storage chambers
  • Bespoke systems including large capacity concrete chambers

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