What is a mini sewer or a low pressure sewer system? (LPS)
First let’s understand the basics of the local LPS systems here in Charlotte County Florida. Florida as you notice is flat. In fact there is so little grade that it is impossible for the county sewers to work properly without lifting the wastewater up in certain areas so that gravity can move it to the treatment plants. In the local area a system called Low Pressure Sewer or LPS system is used. There are many areas using this system including around the Rotunda area just west of Port Charlotte.
How does a LPS work?
The system includes a control panel, interceptor tank and a sump chamber unit housing a small sewage pump. Wastewater from showering, washing dishes, and cleaning the laundry flows into the tank. The small sewage pump sends this liquid to a main county pressure line which takes it to a central sewer plant for final treatment. If you want to know more and understand the lights on your system, you can read this brochure from Charlotte County Public Works.
Installing and servicing LPS systems
If you need to have an LPS system installed or serviced contact us. We will help you diagnose the problem and provide the needed solutions. We also maintain thousands of LPS systems making sure they are always working properly. There may be other options available that you are not familiar with and we can help guide you to the right solution.