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What Happens to Water Used by Basepump Water Powered Sump Pumps

water used by water powered sump pump

Basepump water powered sump pumps are powered by a siphon ejector system, using city water pressure to create a vacuum source that pumps out your sump pit. When the Basepump’s float lifts, a valve sends water, from your home’s incoming municipal water supply, through the Basepump ejector. The pump then ejects this water outside your house, like a primary sump pump would.

water powered sump pump water

As it runs through the pump ejector, this water flow creates the powerful suction that pumps out your sump pit. The ground water from your sump pit is then ejected outside your house, along with the water used to power the pump.

Like any ground water (example: primary sump pump) or municipal water (example: sprinkler) deposited into a yard, this water is recycled by nature. It does not flow through your home’s waste water plumbing into the sewer. As such, it does not increase the burden of the town’s sewer treatment system or introduce contaminants to the ecosystem, since the water being ejected either comes from the ground itself or a clean city water source.

All Basepump pumps use 1 gallon of city water to remove 2 gallons of sump pit water, at 90 lbs. PSI, the most efficient of any water powered pump on the market. Read our article to learn more about the cost of operating a water powered backup sump pump.



This article is intended for informational purposes. Before beginning any construction project at your home, please ensure that you take necessary safety precautions and consult construction professionals whenever necessary.