Have you ever thought about what happens to the water that’s used to wash clothes, take a shower, or do the dishes? Many of us don’t until there’s a problem. One essential component of safely using, moving, and treating well water, sewage, and wastewater, is submersible pumps. Ackerson Pump Company installs and maintains submersible well-pumps for both residential and commercial customers. There are many uses for submersible pumps, but today, we’re going to take a look at four of the most common applications.

4 Residential and Commercial Uses for Submersible Pumps

1. Sump Pumping

If you have a basement or crawl space, you may have a submersible pump working under your home. The pump is used to remove water that accumulates under your house and to keep the area beneath your home dry. If not removed, the extra moisture from the sitting water can result in mold and mildew growth. Submersible pumps are also used to remove water from construction sites, swimming pools, and other commercial applications. 

2. Well Water

Residential water wells rely on submersible well pumps to lift water that is deep underground to the surface. The water is then moved to a storage tank where it is readily available for taking showers, flushing toilets, doing laundry, and more. In the oil and gas industry, submersible pumps are used in deep wells to lift oil to the surface so it can be safely extracted.

3. Sewage Treatment

In municipal sewage treatment stations, submersible pumps play an important part in transporting sewage from the pump inlet to the discharge area. One example is a grinder submersible pump, which breaks down large materials into smaller particles so they can easily move within the sewage system without causing blockages.

4. Wastewater Treatment

Submersible pumps are used in both residential and commercial applications to move sewage from various properties through the wastewater treatment process. In homes with wells, submersible pumps are installed to move wastewater through the septic tank and into the leach field. As wastewater is collected from thousands of properties by a commercial system, pump stations with submersible pumps are often built along the route in order to control the flow of wastewater to the treatment facility.  

Contact Ackerson for a New Submersible Pump

We proudly serve Passaic County and all surrounding areas with our submersible pump services, water pump installations, well inspections, water well repairs, and more. Contact us today at (973) 827-6088 for any of your pump and well needs. 

Source: “What You Need to Know About Submersible Pumps.” Web article. Eddy Pump Corporation. Web. 29 Mar. 2023.