Simonton Lake Homes for Sale Have Grinder Pumps

Simonton Lake Homes for Sale Have Grinder Pumps

More than likely when you are looking for Homes for Sale on Simonton Lake, you are going to hear about the Simonton Lake Conservancy.  They operate the Sewage System and the grinder pumps are located on the property of most Simonton Lake Homes for Sale have grinder pumps.

A grinder pump is a pumping unit consisting of a pump and a small pipe from the unit to the sewer system.  The grinder pump is installed outside of your home and are used to discharge waste-water from your home to the sewer system.

The Simonton Lake Conservancy has jurisdiction over almost all of the existing properties around the lake and connection will be required if you purchase land and want to build in their territory.  Most Simonton Lake Homes for Sale have grinder pumps! Grinder pumps are needed when conventional gravity sewers and/or laterals cannot be used, often due to the topography of the area.

The average cost for installing the grinder pump is approximately $5,000 to $6,000, but varies per property. The cost for electricity to the grinder pump is similar to the cost of a 40 watt light bulb.  There may also be an additional connection fee of around $3,000, depending on who installs it for you.

Grinder pumps do not need to be pumped out because they pump out the waste-water once the contents reach a certain level.  Grinder pumps average eight years between service calls, so minimal regular maintenance is required when operated under normal conditions.

If the power goes out, the grinder pump nor it’s alarm system will work because they are both run by electricity. It is a good thing the pump unit has a storage capacity! During power outages, the two largest producers of waste-water, the dishwasher and washing machine, are not recommended to be used. Because the length of the power outage cannot be planned, you should conserve water to the best of your ability.

When you are viewing Homes for Sale on Simonton Lake, you may notice a green circle in neighboring yards rising approximately 2 inches above ground.  That is the lid to the grinder pump and can be painted or hidden with plants.

Unlike a septic tank the grinder pump has no odor. When waste-water sits, as it does in a septic system, it becomes septic and produces a distinctive odor.  Since the grinder pump will remove waste-water by pumping it into the sewer system, you should not notice any odor.

There are some Simonton Lake Homes for Sale that were built prior to the Simonton Lake Conservancy and may have a mound system or a septic tank.  Be sure to ask about any home you are interested in to determine which system is installed. Not all, but most Simonton Lake Homes for Sale have grinder pumps.

Living at the Lake has it’s own set of comradeship and flavor. If you are considering a primary home on Simonton Lake, or a second home, I would be delighted to help you in your selection! I promise, I will take excellent care of you, just as you deserve!

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Interesting what you call these. I have to think they are similar to what we have as they look the same. Ours are called aerating systems and by the time the water leaves them it is 99% effluent free. It’s great for health and safety for all residents in Simonton Lake.

Anyone buying or selling in Simonton Lake would be wise to hire Evelyn Johnston as their Realtor, she clearly knows all about this community.


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