DURING A POWER OUTAGE KEEP WATER USE TO A MINIMUM The pump does require electricity to operate. So when the electricity is out, the pump will not run. During a power outage water usage drops significantly. This is because the appliances which account for much of the water we use are not working. TIPS ON WATER CONSERVATION DURING AN OUTAGE 1. KEEP TOILET FLUSHING TO AN ABSOLUTE MINIMUM 2. IF YOU NEED TO RUN WATER IN THE SINK USE A CONTAINER TO CAPTURE IT IN ORDER TO PREVENT IT FROM GOING DOWN THE DRAIN. 3. KEEP BATHING TO A MINIMUM – USE A HAND SANITIZER SUCH AS PURELL, A SOAPY WET TOWEL, CLEANING WIPES, 4. IF YOU NEED TO RUN WATER IN A TUB – PUT A STOPPER IN IT TO PREVENT IT FROM GOING DOWN THE DRAIN WHEN POWER COMES BACK ON If the grinder pump tank is full an alarm will sound. Once the tank pumps down, the alarm should turn off. If the alarm conditions persist for longer than 15 minutes, the pump may need service. The alarm may be silenced by pushing the silence button (grey rubber tab) located on the bottom of the alarm panel. Call your local service provider. The control panel may have the service providers name on it or Environment One “Service Link” phone number. If you call the service link they will provide you with information on your local provider.