What are the Different Kinds of Septic Pumps?

HP 80 aerator pump

Maintaining the wastewater disposal system in your home or business is one of the most important things you can do to make sure your property retains and increases its value.  If your property is located in a larger metropolitan area, you may not have a septic system. Today, most municipalities have their own wastewater treatment plants. These facilities provide clean water to customers within the metro limits, and also take care of disposing of their wastewater for them.  Customers pay a monthly fee that is based on usage.  

Those who have property in more rural areas do not pay these fees, but are instead responsible to install and maintain a wastewater treatment system in compliance with state and local regulations.  This is called a septic system.

Not all septic systems require a pump.  Those classified as anaerobic break down solid wastes by allowing the anaerobic bacteria naturally present in the solid waste material to eventually consume it.  Some property owners prefer this kind of wastewater disposal system because it has no mechanical parts and is therefore cheaper to install and maintain.  

Aerator septic systems are known to be a bit more efficient in breaking down solid wastes.  This type of system may be appropriate for businesses that express a large amount of wastewater daily, or for homeowners who are particularly concerned about the impact of their wastewater on the environment.  These systems use a pump to add air into the wastewater as it is held in a treatment tank. This facilitates the introduction of aerobic bacteria. The combination of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria is more efficient for breaking down solid wastes.

Septic Pumps: HP 80 Aerator from Hiblow

As mentioned above, an aerator septic system requires a pump.  Knowing which pump to get is an important first step in disposing of wastewater in a manner that is efficient for your property and consistent with your values.  There are a few different kinds of pumps available. Here, we will discuss the HP 80 aerator which is made by the Hiblow company.  These are a few of its specifications: 

  • It is appropriate for most 500/600 gpd aerobic septic systems.  These systems are an “industry standard” that are installed in many residential and commercial properties.  Therefore, this pump is quite likely to be a good fit much of the time.
  • These HP 80 aerator pumps are known for being very quiet.  One of the best features of any wastewater disposal system is being able to count on it day in and day out without even knowing it is there.  Having a quiet aerator pump is, of course, important to this end.
  • The “80” in the name of this pump stands for the amount of liquid displacement that takes place each minute.  So, the pump will displace 80 liters of water each minute.  
  • When it comes to cleaning wastewater, keeping the water moving is just as important as introducing oxygen and aerobic bacteria into it. This type of pump is known to be very durable.  It does come with a two-year warranty to put your mind even more at ease.