The most popular use for a sump pump in a Las Vegas home is for sewage. Many of them are in homes on hillsides with basements or anywhere that homes are below street level and debris has to be pumped up to street level. Sump pumps are also called sewage ejectors, sewage pumps and grinder pumps. What separates sewage pumps from ordinary pumps is their ability to handle solids. The most common application for a sewage pump is the installation of a bathroom or kitchen, situated below the sewage line entrance of a home. The pump is needed to get waste and water out of the house.