HOW TO SEWER UPHILL AND SAVE A HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS
Paradise Valley, Arizona
The original builder of this property had gone bankrupt when installing a sump pump and lift station.
• Solid rock and a home site below grade
• The town's environmental requirements meant minimal disruption was allowed during construction
Arizona builder Michael Mendelsohn knew that an E/One grinder pump required less excavation, was more realiable, and cost a fraction of the sump pump and lift station.
“I was really comfortable with the Environment One grinder pumps for the project because I knew they were very reliable. When you are building a multi-million dollar home, you want to make sure the sewer system is not going to fail. I chose a dual pump system from E/One – if one pump shuts down, an alarm sounds and the other pump keeps working. Sump pumps, on the other hand, are notoriously unreliable, so I would have been very nervous about the failure rate for that solution.”
- Michael Mendelsohn
An E/One grinder pump station was installed at the home and connected to the town sewer line in the street above the home. Mendelsohn estimates that the original builder should have budgeted $100,000 just for the lift station.