A pump station is a combination of pumps, chambers, control system and pipework that can transport liquids from one location to another (normally uphill). They also circulate water in treatment systems and drain water from low lying land.
We are fully committed to servicing all customers in the current circumstances. Our engineers are working hard 24/7 to support all domestic and commercial customers.
From regular pump maintenance services to pump station repairs and new installations, Metro Rod understands the complexity of pump stations and have the experience and knowledge you can rely on. Whether it’s a sewage or rainwater pump you can rely on our expert engineers to be available 27/4/365 and keep your water flowing.
Our pump services Include:
- Pump station maintenance and routine servicing
- Pump station repairs
- Installation of pump stations – including installation to SFA (Sewers for Adoption) and SSG (Sewerage Sector Guidance) standards were required
- Installation of package pump stations
- Pump station cleaning
- Clearing blockages
Through our sister company, Willow Pumps, we can also provide pump station design and commission services to private or adoptable standards.
Pump Station Maintenance Services
Prevention is better than cure, so we always recommend having a pump maintenance schedule in place. Low-cost regular inspections and cleaning do much to ensure that your pump station continues to run smoothly and helps prevent any unexpected blockages or interruptions to your business. We can provide you with a tailored plan to ensure work is carried out at a time that suits you.
Having a pre-planned schedule for your pump station maintenance not only gives you the peace of mind that your wastewater discharge is in order but also saves you the time and money associated with emergency call outs.
Pump Station Repair Services
A pump repair may be required if you experience foul smells or a build-up of waste in the pump chamber. Often the cause of the problem will be a blockage or a build-up of fat, oil and grease in the chamber which is preventing the floats or sensors in the system from activating the pumps. Identifying the cause is key to ensuring the problem is resolved.
It is also common for pump stations to require replacement parts, for example, if the guide rails need replacing or there is a fault in one of the float switches. Our engineers can quickly resolve the problem and fit the required parts to ensure your pump station is running in optimal working condition.
We provide a rapid response, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week meaning a pump repair solution is near you in no time.
Pump Station Installation Services
Regardless of size or complexity, we can work with you to make the installation of your pump station as seamless as possible. If water authority adoption is required on a pump station, we can handle the necessary work required to ensure an easy handover process.
Pump Station Design Services
Alongside Willow Pumps, we can support your pump station project from the initial design stage straight through to installation. Working with mechanical & electrical (M&E) consultants, we will create the plans needed to ensure your development meets all the requirements. Our experienced team are also available to carry out site visits before design and installation if required.
Contact Metro Rod
To discuss your pump service, repairs or maintenance contact your local depot or call us on 0800 66 88 00.
Pump Services FAQs
What Does a Pump Station Do?
How Do Pump Stations Work?
A pumping station collects water in a large tank or well, which allows for storage of foul water or rainwater from a site. The fluid activates a control mechanism once a pre-determined level is reached in the well, which tells the pumps to run and discharge the fluid. When the level reduces, the pumps will stop and wait for the next signal to start again. Often pumping stations have two pumps which alternate automatically to share out the workload.
Why Choose Metro Rod?
In October 2019, Willow Pumps was acquired by Franchise Brands and now work together with Metro Rod to deliver our customers with high quality, trusted pump station services. They bring over 25 years’ experience in handling both waste and clean water and are known for the same values Metro Rod stand for in providing excellent customer service and technical knowledge.
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