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Cesspit Emptying – Frequently Asked Questions

Here at CountyClean, we provide reliable and friendly cesspit emptying services for households and businesses – just take a look at all our 5 star Trustpilot reviews to see what our customers say!

As we often get asked questions about cesspits, we’ve put together a handy FAQ blog to answer the top questions.

What Is The Difference Between A Septic Tank and a Cesspit?

Firstly, a cesspit is simply a holding tank without an outlet. Cesspits are a solution for properties without any mains drainage and where the discharge of treated effluent from a septic tank or sewage treatment plant is not possible. This may be due to unsuitable ground conditions or infrequent use e.g a holiday home.

A septic tank is a holding tank designed to receive sewage and is primarily a liquid/solid separation system. The tank holds the content for a period and then releases a clarified effluent through an outlet to a soakaway. An anaerobic bacterial environment develops in the tank that decomposes or mineralizes the waste in the tank.

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How Often Does A Cesspit Need Emptying?

It is recommended that cesspits should be emptied anywhere between bi-monthly and quarterly to avoid the build-up of solids. The actual frequency will vary depending on your usage and how many people live in your home.

How Much Does It Cost To Empty a Cesspit?

The cost for cesspit emptying will depend on the size of the tank. Leave your details on our contact form for a free telephone quote, our team will be happy to assist.

How Do I Know When My Cesspit Needs Emptying?

It is important to monitor your cesspit and arrange for it to be emptied before it is full to avoid an overspill. You may want us to install a high-level alarm system to warn you when the tank is nearly full.

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How Are Cesspits Emptied?

We have a fleet of modern and powerful vacuum tankers in varying sizes for your cesspit emptying needs. We will come to site parking as close as we can to your tank. Our operatives will then lay pipes into the tank that connect to the suction pump on the vehicle. Once the pump is turned on, the waste will start being removed from the tank.

It is your responsibility as a cesspit owner to source a registered waste handler (such as ourselves) to safely and responsibly empty your cesspit. When you choose CountyClean for cesspit emptying, you can rest assured knowing that we uphold the highest standards of environmental practice, disposing of all waste safely and responsibly and licensed disposal facilities.

If you would like to find out more about the CountyClean Group services or enquire about prices or booking, please contact our team of friendly experts today!