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A pressure sewer system consists of a series of positive displacement grinder pumps moving finely ground effluent material along a network of small diameter polyethylene pipes. Each dwelling within the system has a below ground pump station. The waste water is delivered to the station by traditional gravity methods; this is then ground into a fine slurry and pumped under a low pressure through a network of polyethylene pipes. The piping network can extend for many thousands of metres at a total dynamic head of 60 metres.