Saniflo -SANIVITE® Drain Pump


The Sanivite drain pump is used to pump gray water away from a variety of fixtures in commercial and residential applications. The system is able to discharge the waste up to 16 feet vertical and/or 150 feet horizontal.

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SANIVITE® Drain Pump

The Sanivite drain pump is used to pump gray water away from a variety of fixtures in commercial and residential applications. The system is able to discharge the waste up to 16 feet vertical and/or 150 feet horizontal. This model is small enough to fit inside a kitchen cabinet and was designed to sustain the toughest applications as it is capable of handling hot water and grease.

The Sanivite model was designed to sustain the toughest applications meant for drain pumps. Its pumping capabilities and unique design are the reason why these range of pumps are preferred for heavy duty applications.

The inside of the Sanivite is comprised of a pressure chamber, which starts and stops the unit, and the motor, which drives the pump.

When the water enters the Sanivite, it activates a micro switch in the pressure chamber, which in turn starts the motor. The motor is sealed for life in an oil filled enclosure. A spindle/shaft drives the impeller and therefore the moving parts are kept to an absolute minimum. Water enters the chamber and is pumped away into the sanitary sewer.

The unit pumps the effluent upward to 16 feet and/or 150 feet horizontally (with gravity fall). Once the water is discharged and the water level in the container goes down, the micro switch deactivates the unit until water enters the unit again. A normal operating cycle for the Sanivite can be as short as 2 - 10 seconds depending upon the discharge pipe run configuration; power consumption is therefore minimal.

In addition to a sink, the Sanivite will also accept and discharge the waste water from a variety of other sanitary fixtures such as: a shower, a bathtub, a urinal and a whirlpool. When adding a bathtub or shower, a base will have to be constructed. This base should be made out of a 2" x 6" (minimum) or 2” x 8” (recommended) on edge, to allow for the installation of a P-trap and the required 1/4”per foot gravity flow towards the pump unit.

The Sanivite can also accept gray water from a washing machine through an indirect connection such as a laundry sink.

The waste water from other sanitary fixtures is discharged into the Sanivite via two 2 inch inlets, on either side of the housing and an additional 1 1/2" inlet on the top of the unit. The discharge elbow on top of the Sanivite can be turned either to the left, to the right, or towards the back, depending on the discharge installation. A non-return valve, which comes already assembled on the discharge elbow, prevents back flow into the unit.

This unit has been designed with a vent connection on the lid. All plumbing codes require connection to a vent system. Please note that the vent system should be a two-way air vent. The use of mechanical vents, air admittance valves or similar devices are not permitted as these are considered one-way air vent systems.

It is also highly recommended for the drain pump to be connected to a Ground Fault Interrupter (GFI) circuit.

The Sanivite is small enough to fit comfortably inside a kitchen cabinet or vanity or inside the overhang of a whirlpool.

The Sanivite has been certified to American and Canadian Standards. Electrical standard UL 778, CA: Electrical standard CSA C22.2


  • Bathtub
  • Kitchen sink
  • Shower
  • Sinks
  • Washing machine

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Weight16 lbs.
Inlets (in)1 1/2'' vent (top) 2'' (sides)
Power supply120 V - 60 Hz
Shower/bathtub base min height6" min
Noise level (measured at 3 ft.)≤ 44 dBA
Amperage (Amps)4.5 Max
Operating maximum temperature140 F°
Discharge pipe diameter1 1/2"
Capacity3.7 gallons
Method of activationMembrane / microswitch
Discharge rate at 3 ft29 gal/min (110 liters/min)
Discharge rate at 16 ft18 gal/min (68 liters/min)
Motor Speed (RPM)3600
Motor0.4 HP oil-filled thermally protected motor
Capacitor rating (microfarad)18
Power cord length (in)42 1/2
Shut off head (ft)30
Normal running time3-5 sec (short bursts)
Certifying agenciesCSA (IPC, NSPC)
Dimensions (Height x Width x Depth):10" x 14 1/2" x 7 1/2"