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pre-packaged pump chamber

Pre-packaged Pump Chamber

This was a job for a domestic client that required a pre-packaged pump chamber for their residential property. Our pump engineers built the internal pipework and will commission once installed. At Alton Pump Services we build pumping stations for both domestic and commercial applications. Packaged Pump Stations (or lift stations) are used to transfer sewage…

pump chamber

Pump Chamber

Pump Chamber This 1500*3500 bare pump chamber was delivered to our workshop today ready to be built for our client, a store of a large supermarket chain.  Pump stations are used to move wastewater to higher elevations and are required when a gravity feed is unavailable.  Once built the packaged pump station will be installed…

blocked outside drain

Blocked Outside Drain

Blocked Outside Drain At Alton Pumps we often get calls for an blocked outside drain.  But it’s not often from a livery yard. The stable owners rang us with blocked drain issues which resulted in the drains backing up into the yard causing standing water. On investigation we found that horse waste and straw had…

UPVC Pipe work replacement

UPVC Plastic Pipework

UPVC Plastic Pipework At a recent site inspection our engineers identified that the pipework in a pump chamber had corroded beyond repair – this included the gate valve which had snapped due to severe corrosion.  The gate valve (or sluice valve), is the valve that controls flow and is commonly found in water treatment systems. We advised the client…

High Level Pump Alarm

High Level Pump Alarm

High Level Pump Alarm Last week a customer called in reporting their high level pump alarm was activated and the tank was quickly filling up. A high level pump alarm is often used in packaged pump stations, sewage treatment plants and septic tanks. The alarm is triggered by the float switch and signals that fluid levels are…

Pump Tripping Issue

Pump Tripping Issue

Pump Tripping Call Out   After a late callout on a Friday we went to a vets practice to inspect a pump that kept tripping. As a result of our investigation our engineer found that the pump was blocked. Massively rammed with debris which was causing the issue rather than an electrical fault. Our engineer…

Alton Pumps Address

We Have Moved

Alton Pump Services HQ have moved to a new premises at the start of 2021. We are now based at: Unit 4A Blacknest Industrial Estate, Blacknest, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 4PX If you require assistance with your pump, tank or water supply please call our expert team of pump engineers  01420 561661.

Water Well Pump

Water Well Pump

Water Well Pump Installation Alton Pump Services were recently asked to install a new water well for a client who were having problems with leaks from their old 18th century well. As their only fresh water source, it was vital that the well function correctly and safely.   The clients instructed Alton Pump Services to complete…

Soakaway Installation

Soakaway Installation in Hampshire

Soakaway Installation in Hampshire On a pre-planned service to a clients treatment plant in Hampshire which discharges to a soakaway our engineers discovered that the installation had failed and the outlet was full. Why do Soakaways fail? The purpose of a soakaway is to drain excess water caused by heavy rain if the drainage system or septic…