Guide For A Successful Dam Pump Installation

Successful Dam Pump Installation

If you are tasked with dewatering a site, you will understand that you are about to undertake a task where careful consideration is key. If the proper procedures are followed, inexpensive and time-consuming delays could result. But, using a water-filled, portable dam such as a cofferdam will reduce delays. That is why installing a dam pump in water is less complicated and lengthy than many alternative solutions.

The Guide

  1. Install a foot valve on the suction pipe to set up a dam pump. It will keep the water in the suction line that prevents large debris from being sucked up with the water, a rock to keep it under the water, and a float to keep it from sitting on the bottom, all tied on with baling twine.
  2. Once the suction end was set up in the dam, attach the discharge fittings and start the pump.
  3. After filling the troughs, disconnect the pump and leave the two sections of Polypipe ready for the next time you need to fill the troughs.
  4.  Took the pump back to the other property.
Pipe water off flow into dam. Source: Nils Bokoboza

What Does ALPP Provide

AllAbout Pumps & Pipes will find the guidance you need to help you in the right direction when planning an important project. If, on the other hand, you find it all a bit overwhelming and would like our help. The team finds detailed instructions on what to measure, where to measure, and any other details required for your design.


At AllAbout Pumps & Pipes, each installation of your choice has a different requirement of specific pressure to deliver the desired flow over a specified distance. The use of dam pump products will help you do the work easier. Our team will equip you with the best products and trusted partners. 

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