Public Works and Environmental Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open Monday - Friday. Office Hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Cashier Hours 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

703-324-5015
TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 358, Fairfax, Va 22035

Shahram Mohsenin,
Director, Wastewater Planning & Monitoring

Grinder and Ejector Pumps

Contact the 24-hour Trouble Response Center at 703-323-1211, TTY 711, if you experience a problem with a grinder pump.

grinder pump above ground viewLow pressure sewer systems use grinder pumps to grind the sewage from your home (much like a garbage disposal in your kitchen) and pump the sewage through small pipes to the Wastewater Collection System. Low pressure systems are sometimes used in areas which cannot be served by gravity pipes.

The grinder pump can handle any wastewater that is normally discharged to the sewer from the kitchen, bathroom or laundry. Some chemicals and materials may cause operating problems or safety hazards.