What is a drop bowl and what is it used for?


A drop bowl is an assembly made of PVC and mounting hardware. It appears similar to a funnel or bowl mounted on top of a vertical pipe. The device is mounted to the inside wall of the sump slightly below the inlet pipe. The bowl collects the inflows of water or sewage and diverts the flow to the bottom of the sump. This function helps protect the pumps and other in-well components that could be moved out of position by flowing water. For higher flows of water or sewage, Romtec Utilities also supplies deflector panels to divert the inflow downward.