SaniPump - Saniflo

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Product Description:

The SANIPUMP® is a reliable and cost-effective wastewater pump - used as a standalone item or as an integral part of a sewage lifting station. It has been specially developed for private and commercial use: it is not intended for pumping rainwater. 

With its compact and easy to install design, it can be fitted in an outdoor sump (pumping grey water and black water) or inside a building (pumping of grey water only). Its other main application is inside the waste collection chamber of a sewage lifting station.

Available in both macerating (chopping blades) or vortex (spinning) versions, it has an incredible amount of power but a quiet, unobtrusive operation, making it a perfect solution for glamping and other outdoor settings.

As a general guideline, this unit will pump liquid up to 11m vertically or 100m horizontally – for every 1m of height to be lifted, the pumping distance will reduce by 10m (see our downloads for more technical details).

Find out how the SaniPump can help your business.


For use with WC, bathrooms, kitchens, utility rooms, glamping, and outdoor leisure sites

Used in Saniflo® sewage lifting stations.

Used to empty Flat Tanks and pump contents away automatically

Used as a standalone pump mounted in a sump / container of your choice - e.g. pumping away from a pit or flood water situation


The pump is fitted with a float switch (the yellow-coloured item in the above left picture) attached to the pump by an electric cable.

It is this float switch, which automatically determines when the pump switches on and off: you will not need to make any adjustments to it.

As liquid levels rise and fall within the chamber in which the pump is used, the float switch rises and falls correspondingly.

When the float switch reaches a factory-defined height / level, an electrical connection is made and the pump starts up.

The effluent is then shredded (by the pump's macerating blades) or churned (by vortex action) and is pumped away through pipework.

The pump will continue to operate, reducing the level of liquid in the tank until the float switch reaches a factory-defined low level, at which point the pump will cut out.

SANIPUMP® specifications:

Pump performance: Macerating / grinder version Flow rate (H = 1 m) = 10.5 m3/h

Max Height (Q = 0) =14 m

ON/OFF level = 400/100 mm

Maximum immersion height = 5 m

Activation system = Float

Thermal overload protection = Yes

Power Single phase = 220-240 V / 50-60 Hz

Motor consumption = 1 x 1,500 W

Maximum current consumption = 6A

Product Information

Why Plastic?

Plastic Flat Tanks will not corrode - no matter how long they are in use. Unsightly rust is a thing of the past
Plastic Flat Tanks are much lighter than steel tanks (110 kgs compared with 420 kgs for a 500 gallon tank)
With its lower weight, using a Flat Tank will actually reduce your costs: less fuel, smaller truck, lower cost of lifting equipment and labour
Plastic Flat Tanks reduce environmental impact: we use recycled material and help you reduce fuel use
Deliver and position Plastic Flat Tanks with far less effort, heavy equipment and expense than steel tanks
Plastic Flat Tanks are easy to clean and maintain a hygienic image

Technical Advantages

Large 12" waste access hatches (one either end) make for easier waste emptying and allow easy cleansing and sanitising after use
5" waste inlet ports allow easy connection to standard 4” waste outlets from toilets / showers / canteens etc.
All access points are supplied with screw on lids
Built in lifting handles and sling points
Non-removable, high contrast guidance instructions, date of manufacture and individual serial number
Upper surfaces are ribbed for strength and sloped so that rainwater will not collect
Increase volume by connecting several tanks together using our simple Linking Kits
Linkable in two directions (side by side in 'portrait' mode; nose to tail in 'landscape' mode)
Stackable (for transport and storage, when empty), rust-free and hygienic - flexibility is guaranteed
Not designed to be moved, lifted or stacked with liquid content on board
Standard, stock colour is grey but tanks can be produced in many colours, so why not match your corporate ID?
In the past years we've also produced Tuff Tanks in blue, black, yellow, red, orange and green
Modest, minimum order quantities may be applicable for a truly unusual colour: just ask us
Fleet numbers required? No problem: we can supply customised plates
Minimal spares requirement: and those spares you may require, we hold ex-stock


Construction sites
Campsite / pleasure boat toilet waste tipping points
Wherever there is no mains sewer connection

When and Why to Use


Our plastic, above ground effluent tanks will be suitable for some glamping applications and sites, but not all, we accept that. Our flat, slide under, low environmental impact tanks will be perfect for a range of applications where:

the glamping pod is nowhere near a mains sewer
you have planning permission for short-term use only
you have units built off the ground (e.g. shepherd’s huts) and you envisage occasionally moving
you will not be able to install underground septic tanks
you need to capture chemical toilet waste

Our robust, plastic effluent tanks solve many issues when capturing liquid waste: they are an excellent off grid solution.

Lifespan and Repairs

The oldest tanks we have supplied date back to 2010 and are still going strong. The product is rotationally moulded as a one-piece construction from UV-stabilised medium density polyethylene (MDPE) in a ribbed design for added strength. MDPE is particularly suitable for this application as it copes with temperature fluctuations, absorbs knocks, does not absorb smell from the (waste) contents and is easily cleaned. Repairs are rarely needed, but in the unfortunate event of damage, most repairs are readily carried out with a plastic welding tool, similar to a soldering iron.

Smells and Waste Levels


We supply a range of products ideal for large plastic or effluent tanks.

Recirc HD2 Clear, for example, is an all-round sanitiser and maintenance liquid additive, which kills bacteria, removes residues and cleanses the insides of tanks to reduce / eradicate unpleasant odours.  This formaldehyde-free product has a pleasant berry perfume and is used in low concentrations (2-5 litres) as the tank is being used and/or as part of your yearly maintenance schedule, in a higher concentration (10 litres)

For a different solution, we also supply a breather kit which creates a flue effect and pulls air from the tank at a 3m height.

To control the waste tipped into holding tanks from portable, chemical toilets we offer an Elsan® Tipping Point
Waste levels can be controlled by visual check or by using a level alarm such as our Apollo Alarm

Septic Tanks or Main Sewage


Holiday parks specifically purpose-designed and/or glamping sites near to a mains sewer will readily be able to connect up to the waste outlets from glamping units. Septic tanks can be installed as an alternative solution but you will need to consult and apply for planning permission and be ready for groundworks, soakaway to a drain field (for which a “percolation test will be required) and ongoing maintenance charges.

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