A sump is something that is fairly common back East where there are basements. Basements can flood
& so a sump is installed to pump the basement out.
Here in the desert, you might
wonder why you might need a sump if you don't have a basement. Here in Arizona we use sumps in the landscape. Many homes &
commercial properties have situations where there is no way to drain storm water from their property. If you don't have any
slope away from your property or there is a lower area or sunken area, a sump may be the solution to get the water out.
Pro's: With a sump, we can drain almost any property. They work automatically.
They are dependable.
Con's: In the rare case of a power failure the pump will
not operate. (a gas generator may be used to operate the pump in case of power failure)
We custom build our own sumps for each situation. They are made from schedule 80
PVC which has a life expectancy of over 100 years.
We use a 1hp "dirty water" pump
capable of passing small rocks & debris through.