A cesspit is a holding tank with the outlet. The outlet is for the liquid part of the waste to drain away and leave the tank to what is known as a soakaway. Because of this, cesspits and septic tanks require emptying.
A septic tank only requires emptying to happen once a year, whereas a cesspit requires emptying on a much regular basis, this is done by a vacuum tanker. The average sized cesspit requires emptying every 45 days, costing the average person living in a house £2000 per year.
Cesspits are a temporary solution for areas without a mains drainage, where the discharge of treated effluent is not permissible. This can be due to several things, such as unsuitable ground conditions.
These sewage systems should be emptied by licensed waste disposal contractors. So, if you are looking to buy a property with a domestic septic tank or cesspit, ensure that it has been checked by a wastewater engineer prior to your purchase.
LN Transport provides cesspit and septic tank emptying services to Worcestershire and surrounding areas. With years of experience, we can help you with all your cesspit and septic tank needs. If you have any questions, please contact us on 07795 356249 / 07917 646910 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org