I'm not sure what this is...

Can anyone help me out with this picture? I haven’t come across this before…


Sewage ejector system. Used when there are fixtures below the level of the main sewage system. The pump/grinder has been removed (in your picture) and hopefully has been replaced, otherwise there will be a mess down there when the system is used.

Looks like three different things going on in that photo…

  1. Water Service Entrance

  2. Waste Lift Station

  3. Sump Pit Station

The lack of a sealed cover over the sewage pit is definitely an issue.

Recommend repair by a qualified plumber.

What a mess.

sump and sewer