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Based in the West Midlands, we carry out the maintenance, service and repair of pump stations. We've 30 years of experience in installing and servicing sewage solutions, including pump stations, cesspools, sewage treatment plants and septic tanks. 

At Cotterill Environmental, we're renowned for our excellent customer service and specialist expertise when it comes to sewage solutions.

Pump station service

Pump stations are used to pump fluids from one place to another, such as sewerage or a public water supply. To keep them in good working order, we recommend regular inspections and maintenance.

The problem with sewage pumping stations is that they're prone to a build-up of non-biological matter, such as fats, grease and oils. This build-up can prevent float-switches from operating correctly and enable foreign objects, such as towels and rags, to enter the pumps.    

Through our planned maintenance service, our team of experienced and qualified sewage treatment specialists will be able to identify any common faults. We will also help solve issues before they occur as well as ensure your system is working to its full potential.

Our maintenance service includes:

  • Removal, checking and cleaning of pumps

  • Checking the pipework is in good condition

  • Testing the pumps 

  • Checking control panel

  • On-site service and repair

  • Refurbishment of your current equipment

Pump station repairs

Our specialist engineers can also undertake breakdown call-outs and repairs. We carry an extensive stock of spare parts so we can fix your system quickly and efficiently.


Signs that your pump station may need repairs include:


  • Sounding alarm

  • Pump not coming on

  • High electricity bills

  • Slow drainage

  • Odours and back-ups

  • Noise


Our specialists will conduct a thorough inspection of your pump station and advise on the most effective way to fix any problems.

​Contact us today for expert advice!​

Benefits of our service package

Peace of Mind

Get peace of mind that your system is maintained correctly and minimise the risk of unexpected breakdowns and nasty odours when you least want it!

Service report provided

We provide you with a service report after each visit to let you know how the plant is functioning and include detailed photos.

Prolong your system

A sewage system is a big cost outlay. Prolong the life of your system and ensure you get the best return from your investment 

Reminders so you don't forget

It's easy to forget so we will send you reminders when your service is due, providing you with even more peace of mind.

Meet your legal requirements

If the pump station goes through a sewage treatment plant it's a legal requirement to ensure your system isn't polluting the environment.

Fast repairs when needed

Most repairs are done during a service or breakdown call out as we keep a record of your system and carry spare parts for your system with us.

Why use us?


Top rated customer service

We’ve built up a reputation for being friendly, professional and 100% reliable. You can count on us for excellent service.


We know our stuff

 Our 30 year proven track record of installing wastewater solutions speaks for itself. We're specialists when it comes to the installation, maintenance and repair of sewage systems



Integrity and honesty are core to what we do. We're a family-owned business and are known for being trustworthy and hard working.

            Contact us today for advice 

            0121 461 4861 

Useful information on pump stations


Here are some frequently asked questions about why the maintenance of sewage pump stations:

What is a pump station?

A sewage system is made up of a network of pipes that carry sewage from home and businesses to the main sewers. In low-lying areas where the main sewer sits on higher ground than the domestic sewage pipes, the sewage needs to be transported to the main sewer in a different way. This is where a sewage pumping station is used. It moves sewage from one place to another when gravity can't be relied on. They are often used in rural areas where they carry the sewage from a village to another location, and also in urban areas where low lying land may prevent the flow via gravity.


Why is it important to service your pump station?

Sewage can be a corrosive environment in which mechanical equipment operates. It is therefore vital that customers with pumps or pumping stations maintain their systems to ensure that they work efficiently. Regular services can also help as follows:

  • Avoid unnecessary breakdowns
    Failure to maintain the pumps within a pumping station could cause backing up of the drains, damage to the property and the inability to use the facilities within the property.


  • Prevent unpleasant smells
    A blockage in your system could lead to nasty smells. Not pleasant for anyone!


  • Reduce running costs
    Ensure your system continues to work efficiently and reduce your running costs.


  • Prolong life
    It is a big investment so you want to make sure it is in good working order for as long as possible. A regular service will help prevent unexpected problems from arising and extend the life expectancy of your system.

How often should you service your pump station?

Every system is different and it will depend on your site conditions but we generally recommend you have your stage pumping station serviced every 1 to 2 years.


What areas do we cover?

We cover the whole of the midlands and can also work further afield depending on the drainage project. Areas in the midlands that we cover include: 

Birmingham (West Midlands), Coventry (West Midlands), Hereford (Herefordshire), Lichfield (Staffordshire), Stoke-on-Trent Staffordshire), Wolverhampton (West Midlands), Worcester (Worcestershire), Shrewsbury (Shropshire), Warwick (Warwickshire), Derby (Derbyshire), Leicester(Leicestershire), Oakham (Rutland), Lincoln (Lincolnshire), Nottingham (Nottinghamshire), Buxton(Derbyshire), Glossop (Derbyshire), Cleethorpes (Lincolnshire), Northampton (Northamptonshire) 

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