What can I flush with a grinder pump?

The only items that should be going down your drains are water, regular toilet paper, and human waste. The following items should not be introduced into the grinder pump station (or any sewer system); they can damage or cause premature problems (parts wearing out) with your pump, or build up in the tank and block your pump from working properly.

  • Take care not to dump large amounts of grease, paint, strong chemicals, and avoid putting sand, kitty litter, etc. down your drain.
  • Feminine products and personal/cleaning wipes (even if they are marked "flushable") should be disposed of in a garbage can, not flushed.

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1. How loud is the grinder pump?
2. How long will the pump operate each day?
3. What is the average yearly electrical cost to operate a grinder pump servicing the typical single-family home?
4. What can I flush with a grinder pump?