Questions: How to Plan a Pump Out for a Larger Marina

electric diaphragm pump

Standard marina pump out station for a 120 slip marina. Features an electric diaphragm pump, universal pump out adapter for any size boat and industrial grade hosing

When it comes time to plan a new marina pump out system, many customers understandably find it challenging to know where to begin. Some have an idea of what kind of pump they need but aren’t sure about how to configure the pumps and piping. Throw in other elements like pumping up on an incline and it can get really tough. John S. operates a marina in Washington State and he posted the following question in our forum:

Q: “I need to outfit our 200 slip marina with new pump stations with one larger pump to feed the sewage up a 100 ft. hill at approx. a 6 degree slope. The problem is that our slips are spread out without a consistent layout. What kind of pump system do you recommend?” John S. Seattle, WA Continue reading

How to Plan a Marine Pump Out Station

marine pump out station

Marine pump out

Planning a marine pump out station is essential to getting the appropriate  pump out equipment for your marina. Consulting other marinas in your area or a marine pump manufacturer ahead of when you actually need the system installed is your best bet. Wastecorp has generally found that marinas seem to be getting larger boat and yacht traffic in the last few years that need to be pumped out. Don’t forget, since a pump out is part of your business model, you should be charging larger yachts appropriately. This trend is expected to Continue reading