We have a dying septic tank that needs to be tied into the township sewer. It’s about a 300 foot run to the sewer and, with the fall, we’re about 3 feet deeper than the gravity main. Site is easily accessible and all the excavation will be over grass or small bushes that I don’t care about. Sewer lateral is already on front lawn so no street work is needed. House is 4 bed/4 bath.
Originally we were steered toward E-ONE and given the choice of a simplex or duplex setup costing a whopping $18000 and $22000 respectively. I want a solid setup but this seems like overkill. We’d probably move before spending that kind of money for a tie-in.
Two other contractors said we don’t need anything like that. They said that grinder pumps (like the E-ONE) are for pressure sewers and we just need something to move the sewage and dump it into a gravity main. One said we’d want the E-ONE if we were pumping up a mountain, but here we’re going up about 10 feet max. No estimates from them yet but they were ballparking about $4-5000.
I want to be a somewhat informed consumer but there’s a lot to learn and a lot of money at stake. Obviously we want an out-of-sight/out-of-mind pump that will give us years of trouble free service and won’t jam up if someone happens to flush a tampon or a diaper down the toilet. We want the alarm and like the idea of having a standby pump if one fails. It will be a distance in the yard so noise or access isn’t an issue.
Any pointers would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!