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Little Houses and Tidy Yards

Third Avenue Lift StationFrontage Road Lift Station near Walmart

If you drive around Picayune, you'll see several of these small houses and fenced in miniature yards. They contain wastewater lift stations.  Inside, are two pumps with an electrical control panel. Sometimes the pump is above ground and sometimes underneath.

Under the building or yards are large concrete vaults, called "wet wells".  Wastewater flows from nearby gravity collection lines and dumps into the wet wells.  As the level in the wet well rises, pumps turn on and wastewater is pumped to an upstream manhole, and eventually flows to the wastewater treatment plant.

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