Davey Sump Pumps

Sump pumps, commonly termed drainage pumps are partially or wholly submersed in water as opposed to being on dry ground like a surface mount pump. They draw water in through their inlet(s) at the bottom and force it out through the outlet on the top or the side of the pump. Read more.

Some drainage pumps are designed to only pump clean water whilst others are designed to handle dirty water and some can even handle sewerage and other larger solids.

We believe that it’s best to speak to an expert so that you can be guided to the correct Davey sump pump for your application. Questions like: What’s it being used for, what type of liquid is it going to be pumping, how deep will it be submerged, how high and how far has it got to pump to, will be amongst the first asked.

General Purpose Dewatering Sump Pumps

Davey Sump Pumps in this category are able to pump grey water of neutral pH containing up to 10% small soft solids or 1% fine solids.

Some accelerated wear should be expected when pumping hard solids in suspension.

Davey dewatering pumps are less susceptible to blockage.

Attractive, lasting appearance with an open impeller, centrifugal design.

Typically capable of high flow and low pressure (Head)


  • Dewatering of cellars, garages, ditches, pits & ponds
  • Pumping clean or slightly dirty water
  • Sump emptying
  • Decorative water features

Available in manual models (M) or on Automatic models (A). “A” models are equipped with a float switch for automatic on and off operation.

General Purpose Vortex Sump Pumps

Davey Sump pumps in this category are able to pump clean or grey water of neutral pH containing up to 20% soft solids or 1% fine solids. Some wear should be expected when pumping hard solids in suspension.

Rail kits are also available to suit these pumps.

Semi-vortex open impeller sump pump design that is less susceptible to blockage.

Suitable for pumping light slurries with soft solids in suspension - grey water, sump emptying, septic effluent disposal and water transfer.


  • Grey water pumping
  • Sump emptying
  • Septic effluent disposal
  • Water transfer
  • Pumping of light slurries and factory waste

Cutter and Grinder Pumps

A cutter pump is a centrifugal pump, which is equipped with a cutting system to facilitate the cutting of solids that are present in the pumped liquid. The main advantage of this type of pump is that it prevents clogging of the pump itself and of the adjacent piping, as all the solids and stringy materials are macerated by the chopping system. Due to its high solids handling capabilities, the chopper pump is often used for pumping sewage, sludge, manure slurries, and other liquids that contain large or tough solids.

A grinder pump is used to pump wastewater. Waste from household appliances such as toilets, bathtubs, washing machines, etc. Water flows through the home’s pipes into the grinder pump’s holding tank. Once the wastewater inside the tank reaches a specific level, the pump will turn on, grind the waste into a fine slurry, and pump it to the central sewer system or septic tank.

Float and Magnetic Switches

Some Davey Sump pumps come with a float operated switch which turns the pump on once the water level lifts the float high enough to activate the switch inside the float.

However there are occasions when the sump pump needs to be located in a tight space or pit and there is not enough room for the float to activate. In tight spaces and for the right application there is the Magnetic float system which is attached to the side of the pump. The Davey D15VAGMA is an example of this type of pump amongst the Davey Sump Pumps.

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