Macerator and Pumps

Where it is not possible or feasible to run drainage or waste water to connect into the main sewer a macerator and pump system can be used.

A macerator is a machine which reduces solids and waste to small pieces, it then pumps waste through a reduced pump size; from 25mm to 100mm, depending on the size and use of the macerator, to connect into the main sewer.

It is crucial to make sure the correct type and sized macerator and/or pump lifting station is installed to ensure waste water, sewerage or grease is disposed of correctly, incorrect use of macerators or overloading the system will result in malfunction and void the warranty of the system.

Factors the determine what macerator system should be used;

  • Commercial or residential use
  • Type of waste
  • Fixture units or expected loading on the macerator
  • Distance waste needs to be pumped vertically and horizontally
  • Warranty

Macerators can vary from an individual toilet set up to large scale commercial systems picking up as much as 100 fixture units.

Water Corporation Fixture Unit Rating Method to measure the load on a pump

Fixture Fixture Unit Rating
Steamer 1
Water Closet (Toilet) 4
Wok (per burner) 1
Hand Basin 1
Rinse Sink 3
Combi Ovens 5
Kitchen Sink 3
Double Kitchen Sink 3
Pot Sink 5
Double Pot Sink 5

Contact MPG for all your Macerator Requirements.

Mackie Plumbing and Gas have extensive experience installing macerator pump systems, contact MPG on 1800 622 543 to discuss your macerator requirements.

Our emergency services are professional and safe and in the event your emergency can not be completely fixed out of hours, or on the spot, our skilled plumbers will create an ad-hoc solution to temporarily fix the problem immediately while we are able to devise a more permanent solution.

Call us on 1800 MACKIE (1800 622 543) to have an emergency plumber dispatched, wherever you are located in Perth.

Contact us to discover more about our range of services, including toilet installation, hot water services, blocked drains, and hot water systems including gas, electric and instantaneous.

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