As an option, our custom branded Battery Backup System – available only through Standard Water Control – gives you peace of mind when the rains come. The backup pump moves 2,400 gallons of water per hour at a 10 foot head. The battery can run 7 hours straight or intermittently for days and will remain viable for 5 to 7 years. The Backup Control Unit monitors household power, battery and pump conditions. It triggers and runs the backup pump once a week to assure proper operation and much more. Importantly, most backup pumps are tied into the same discharge pipe as the main pump. We think this is a problem. When you Combine our backup system with our Dual Seamless Discharge pipes you’ll also have added pumping capacity. If there’s ever an interruption in your electrical service the last thing you’ll have to worry about is your basement water control system.