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Can someone educate me a little here on how public sewer works with regards to a residence? Locally public sewer went into on of our townships and the people need to start hooking into the new system. For me it's a chance to drum up some new work and learn something new as I've already started getting some calls to do their hookup.
I"m told the township hired a contractor to install the sewer lines up to the houses and that the lines terminate into "something" in which there is a pump. Each house is required to have their own pump, which the contractor has installed already. The HO is responsible for hooking up the pump to their electric service which is where I think I can drum up the business. The pump is called an E1 pump, requires 240V DP 30A breaker. I've never hooked up a pump before. Nor do I know anything abouit these pumps. I assume these pumps are installed in a septic tank-like pit into which the house contents drain and the pump them pumps into the public sewer? Is that typically how it is?
Also, in a public sewer system like this where the contractor only installed a pump, is this type of arrangement also in need of any type of tank alarm system should the pump fail? and if so, does this alarm system work off the same power as the pump or is that another dedicated line?
Basically I don't know how public sewer works and why each house has its own pump and if the pump sits in a septic pit or something. Any knowledge on how these systems are setup will help me learn here and maybe see if it's something I want to tackle.