Grinder Pumps

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In December 2018, Council established a Grinder Pump Committee to review the use of grinder pumps in St. Davids and make recommendations on the role that the Town should play in the use of these pumps. The Committee presented draft recommendations for Council at a Public Open House on Thursday, September 19, 2019. Visit the document library, on the right-hand side of this page, to view the presentation.

Public engagement closed on October 3, 2019. All comments and feedback made on this page have been incorporated into the final recommendation(s) which will be presented to Council at a future meeting.

In December 2018, Council established a Grinder Pump Committee to review the use of grinder pumps in St. Davids and make recommendations on the role that the Town should play in the use of these pumps. The Committee presented draft recommendations for Council at a Public Open House on Thursday, September 19, 2019. Visit the document library, on the right-hand side of this page, to view the presentation.

Public engagement closed on October 3, 2019. All comments and feedback made on this page have been incorporated into the final recommendation(s) which will be presented to Council at a future meeting.

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CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    Thoughts after the grinder pump information meeting

    by J Codrington, 10 months ago
    The recent Open House meeting was successful in making some valuable points. The most significant point was the observation that municipal waste water always requires pumping assistance to get to the central treatment facility. Traditionally, waste water was arranged to initially flow by gravity to the first pumping stage. The grinder pump starts waste water on the journey, but the cost is now on the homeowner for the required pumping.
    As one of the 180 resident with a grinder pump, I appreciate the fairness of involving the Town in the maintenance costs of the pump on my property.
    However, there
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    We are all in this together

    by dwniagara, 10 months ago

    Lets share the cost among all NOTL taxpayers - the pumps are all part of infrastructure that the Town recommended and required, although many people could have continued with their septic tanks.

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    Grinder Pumps

    by Redphyl, 10 months ago

    The presentation made recently to St. Davids residents was excellent and we are hopeful that positive results will come from the investigations being done. I feel one of the crucial issues is that back up electrical sources are required on these pumps because if there is an outage (we have had three in recent months) we cannot use any of our plumbing. Thank you.

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    Grinder Pump Insurance refused

    by simonpym, 10 months ago

    I am a new home owner on Stoneyridge Crescent. I was told about the grinder pump, and that I should buy insurance on repairs, maintenance, and replacement from Service Line Warranties of Canada (SLWC). I was shown a policy by an existing owner which covered those items.

    When I phoned SLWC they refused to provide any insurance on my grinder pump. I mentioned they had before and the conversation was bumped up 3 times but still they refused to provide insurance. I have never lived in a municipality before, where there is a sewage system that is part of my... Continue reading

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    Information for Grinder pump meeting discussion

    by J Codrington, 11 months ago
    Background
    The grinder pump was a service replacement that had lasted 4 years when it failed to pum[ on the morning of August 12 2019. The previous pump had laste 9 years, and the first failed after 6 months and was replaced und rwarranty.
    The current failed pump was attem[ting to start, but power was being cut after 3 seconds. There was a loud electric hum noise, but no apparent sign pf rotation. The start attempts would repat after a minute or so.
    Request for Help
    The service line insurance was paid up and so the company was contacted by
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