Drainage Pumps remove wastewater in homes, workspaces and various construction and industrial sites. Here at Pump and Plant, we specialise in supplying drainage solutions to deal with flooded and water lodged areas quickly, efficiently and with minimal disruptions. Our range of submersible drainage pumps are housed in protective casings, allowing them to be submersed within large bodies of water. Once placed in the desired location, the impeller begins rotating at high speeds, effectively pushing the water through the pump to a nearby drain gully or other suitable location.

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Specialist Drainage Pump Suppliers

With the sheer number of drainage pumps on the market, all with varying specifications, it can seem a little daunting to know where to begin. As experts in all things concerning drainage pump systems, you can trust our well-versed team to meet your unique requirements and find the right drainage system for you. With over 40 years of experience supplying pumps from world-leading manufacturers, including Atlas Copco, ABS, Caprari and Godwin, our consistent work ethic and unblemished customer service set us apart from the crowd, and we are proud to serve customers throughout the UK with bespoke drainage solutions.

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Drainage Pumps for Sale

For competitively priced drainage pumps delivered straight to your door, Pump and Plant are here to help. Our drainage systems come in different sizes, types, and pumping capacities, all whilst giving you the best value.

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Drainage Pump Hire

If you’re looking to hire a drainage pump for short-term or long-term projects, our rental pumps all meet the same standards of maintenance and care as our drainage pumps supplied for sale, so you can rest assured knowing that efficient pumping solutions are guaranteed.

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Sectors We Serve

Whether you require a drainage pump for your commercial space, domestic property or agricultural and industrial purposes, we have solutions for you.

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Domestic drainage pumps are designed to handle excess water and flooding issues in basements, crawl spaces and other areas susceptible to flooding issues. Our Domestic Pumps are tailored to address your specific drainage needs and keep your home free from water-related issues.

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Our Commercial Drainage Pumps are designed to withstand high usage demands in your office, restaurant, shopping centre or other commercial location. As submersible drainage pumps are fully operational underwater, you can continue business as usual thanks to their low noise output. Contact a member of our team today to see how a drainage pump system can help you today.

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When draining water from construction and industrial sites, utilising sturdy and robust machinery is a must to get the job done right, maintain safety regulations and keep on top of project deadlines. Our Heavy-Duty Drainage Pumps are designed to handle the most challenging of tasks, with a maximum flow rate of 1700sgm and excellent portability among a whole host of benefits. Let a member of our expert team assist you today.

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Our Services

At Pump and Plant, we offer more than just pumping solutions. Our team of skilled engineers provides a range of services to guarantee the optimal performance of your pumps with each use.


Leave the installation of your drainage pump to our experts. We ensure it operates at its best from day one, with our hassle-free set-up process. For more information or a free quotation on our installation services, contact a member of our friendly team today.


Not only do we provide pump drainage systems for sale and hire, but our skilled engineers also offer quick and efficient repair services to restore your pump to its former glory. Experiencing issues with your drainage pump? Then get in touch with us.


With proper and frequent maintenance checks, your water drainage pump can last for 10 or even 20 years. Contact our experts today to get the most out of your drainage system and maximise its lifespan, all whilst saving yourself money in the long run.

What We Offer You


Since our start in 1983, we’ve been proudly rooted in Bridgnorth. What sets us apart is our wealth of experience paired with deep product expertise, making us your go-to choice for finding the right pump at the right price.


Our fleet of vehicles is at your service, making sure your pumps arrive promptly and with a smile. Whether it’s our nimble urban vans or reliable trucks, we’ve got all bases covered. Count on us for hassle-free, on-time deliveries, right when and where you want them.


We’ve got you covered with nearly every pump type you can think of, from robust slurry pumps to handy, fully submersible drainage pumps. Our diverse selection ensures we can cater to your needs at a price that fits your budget.


We partner with industry-leading manufacturers like Atlas Copco, ABS, Calpeda, Caprari, Ebara, and more! Our extensive supply network guarantees we can consistently get the exact pump you need, and it’s always a top-quality product.

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So, if you find yourself needing a drainage pump for whatever reason and require some assistance, Pump and Plant are here to help. Contact a member of our friendly team today for expert advice and personalised recommendations.

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Drainage Pumps – FAQs

Submersible drainage pumps work by pumping out excess water using a rotating impeller. First, place your drainage pump in the designated area, ensuring it is fully submerged in the water. Many drainage pumps are fitted with a float switch that automates this process when a certain water level is reached. Once switched on, water will begin pumping through the inlet pipe before being discharged through the outlet pipe.

Whilst non-submersible drainage pumps also draw water in through the inlet pipe and out through the outlet pipe, there are some key differences. The first and probably the most noticeable is that you don’t place this drainage system directly into the water. You also need to run water through the inlet pipe prior to its use for it to work effectively – this is known as priming the pump.

There are several different types of drainage pumps and whilst they all perform the same function, they are each designed for different applications.


  1. Submersible drainage pumps: These pumps are designed to be submerged in water and are commonly used for removing water in flooded basements and construction sites.
  2. Sump Pumps: Sump pumps are installed in sump pits and are used to remove water from crawl spaces, basements and other low-lying areas prone to flooding.
  3. Sewage Pumps: These pumps are specifically designed to handle solid waste and are used to pump wastewater from homes and commercial buildings to the sewage system.
  4. Utility Pumps: Utility pumps are often used for extracting various fluids in different applications, including draining pools and removing standing water.

No, although there are similarities between the two, a drain pump and a sewage pump have two different functions. As indicated by the name, drainage pumps are used to drain water from a specific area. Water pumps however have several uses, from supplying water to homes from nearby wells or watering holes to circulating water in swimming pools, ponds and other bodies of water.

The difference between a drainage pump and a sewage pump is their intended uses. Whilst both are used when draining wastewater, sewage pumps have been specifically engineered to handle sewage waste, which tends to be more dense and solid. They are typically used with a septic tank or compatible sewage system.

To successfully pump water out of a flooded area, start by assessing the area for potential risks and hazards like a nearby electricity supply. If using a submersible pump, ensure this is placed in the deepest part of the flood and fully submerged. Once the appropriate pipes have been connected you can turn on your drainage system ensuring to monitor it regularly for clogs or malfunctions.

If you’re repeatedly experiencing stagnant water in your garden, then a drainage pump may be the answer. After selecting a suitable pump, position it away from any debris or mud that could get lodged within the pipes. Attach the correct hoses and let the pump gather the water. When pumping water out of your garden be sure to have a suitable output location to deposit water away from the problem area and surrounding neighbours.

The size of the pump needed to drain your pond depends on the volume. This can be calculated using this formula: length x width x average depth.

However, size isn’t the only factor to consider when looking for a drainage pump. As submersible pumps are most effective when positioned at the deepest part of your pond, you need a height that can accommodate this.