Cesspit Installation, Maintenance & Repair
Your local specialists in cesspits & cesspools.
WHAT IS A CESSPIT?
A cesspit is a sealed underground holding tank designed to receive and store foul waste water. The disadvantage with a cesspit is that the only way to remove the waste is with a suction tanker. This means that they can be very expensive to maintain, leading the homeowner to be very cautious about the amount of water they use. Cesspits are generally installed by the house builder, as at the time of construction there were no other options available to manage the property’s foul waste water.
Cesspits are generally constructed of brick or fibreglass. They are very large in size and volume in order to give around 2 to 3 months storage between empties. Due to their size they are very expensive to install. One main benefit of a cesspit is that they do not require a discharge permit and do not fall under the General Binding Rules.
THE MOST COMMON PROBLEMS EXPERIENCED WITH CESSPITS ARE:
When cesspits are poorly installed without the correct concrete surround, or when they have been placed too close to large trees, damage to the walls of the tank can occur. Cesspits are often installed in areas where there is a high-water table. A leaking cesspit that allows groundwater inside the tank will result in more frequent emptying and unnecessary expense. A leaking cesspit that allows sewage water to escape into the surrounding ground will cause pollution. Independent Drainage have decades of experience in cesspit repair and maintenance. Speak to one of our experts today.
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