My sump pump runs every 10-15 minutes even in a drought. The water is heavy with iron sediment that tends to clog my discharge pipes from pump. I am told there may be a creek or stream under my house! What can I do? The pump running all the time is driving me crazy as is the iron sediment.
Before you go and buy a pedistal pump, unplug your unit and wait to see if the sump will fill to a point. If water comes up and starts to over flow, plug it back in real kwik. This means what worked for the other guy will not work for you. Go get a float switch on a cord that will increase your on off level and at least the punp will not turn on as often.
No matter how high I set the water level, the pump still will run every 15 minutes. I am trying to find a solution (if there is one) to the fact that I may have a stream under my house causing the water in my pit to be filled with iron sediment. Am I just stuck with a pump that will constantly run?