Pumping stations are important for industrial, commercial, and domestic customers. They have to be built to certain regulations and standards to make sure that the water or sewage that they will be pumping is contained and pumped correctly. Working with an established company who has a great reputation for being able to individualise pumping stations to the needs of their customers is the best way to make sure that you get exactly what you need and that the pumping station works the way it is supposed to.

How Pumping Stations Work

Pumping stations are commonly used when water or sewage has to be moved against gravity. They pump their material to a high elevation from a lower one, and are especially helpful when the gravity and elevation difference would normally mean a large excavation of the area as well as an increased cost of construction. These devices will transfer their water or sewage from one point to another using pressure. They are incredibly reliable and efficient and can save a lot of time and money for the construction company or client when installed correctly.

It’s important when you need to have a pumping station installed that you work with an established company such as Alton Pumps to make sure that all of the work will be completed correctly and on time.


It’s important that you use a pumping station only with a well-thought-out distribution network. This can take a lot of design and material to create and can be costly to maintain. In light of this, it’s important that a pumping station is only installed when it will be sustainable and its operation is ensured. Energy is the largest cost after you have had a pumping station installed. The higher the efficiency of the pump, the lower the final energy cost of running it.


Small pumping stations often run on manual controls, where an operator will start the pump at the beginning of the day, and then it will shut off automatically when the tank is full. Automatic pumping stations will run by themselves, turning on and off as triggered by floats in the tank or by pressure. Both sets of stations will need regular maintenance.

While they can be expensive, pumping stations are the best way to transfer water or sewage in a piped system. You can easily increase water pressure and rest easy that your pipes will keep everything contained and make the transfer easy and automatic.