What is a Grinder Pump & What Does it Do?

The grinder pump system is comprised of three major components: 

  1. tank
  2. grinder pump
  3. control panel box

The tank collects the raw sewage from your home.  The grinder pump inside the tank grinds the solid materials and pumps the wastewater from your tank into the Authority’s collection system.  You as the property owner are responsible for the building sewer line (from the curbstop to the dwelling), which includes the operation, maintenance and/or replacement of the grinder pump system and appurtenances.

Grinder Pump Tank

                         

 

Control Panel Box

 Control Panel Box (above)