Septic Tank & Cesspit Emptying - CountyClean Group

Septic Tank and Cesspit Emptying

We empty septic tanks and cesspits across all of East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey, London, Kent and Hampshire, meaning that the whole of London, the South East and South of England will be covered – no matter how rural the property is.

Whether you need to arrange for cesspit or septic tank emptying, or in case of an emergency, call 0800 171 2204 or 01323 741818 for immediate sewage collection.

We provide high quality, low cost cesspit and septic tank emptying services for all sectors including industrial, commercial, utilities and marine.

Whether you’re a homeowner with a septic tank or cesspit in a remote location or you manage a large commercial business, we’ll arrange and carry out your cesspit and septic tank emptying quickly and with minimum fuss. We also collect sewage from sewage treatment plants.

2020 Septic Tank Regulations:

New rules were introduced in 2015 by the government for septic tanks, they aim to end the practice of septic tanks discharging directly into a local watercourse such as a river or stream.

These rules are designed to reduce the level of pollution from sewage in watercourses.

Septic tanks that discharge into watercourses must be replaced or upgraded by 1 January 2020, or when you sell your property if it is before this date.

Systems can be replaced by connecting to a mains sewer (where available), installing a drainage field (soakaway) or replacing with a sewage treatment plant. We also provide a full range of civil engineering and groundwork services, from locating and repairing broken or collapsed drainage to the design and provision of a complete drainage sewage system or soakaways.

How Often to Empty your Septic Tank

You should have your septic tank emptied frequently depending upon the level of use. As a general rule of thumb, our customers arrange their septic tank emptying approximately every 6 months.

As part of your routine maintenance for your septic system, you should carry out septic tank emptying and have the solids and sludge removed from your sewage tank at frequent intervals.

Emptying your septic tank will also help prevent the risk of a spill into the local environment, damage to your drain field, soakaway or other filtering method. For more information on septic tanks have a look at our article.

When to Empty your Cesspit

It is important to monitor your cesspit and arrange for it to be emptied before it is full.

A cesspit does not treat or discharge waste. The cesspit simply collects the sewage waste and unless frequent cesspit emptying is carried out it will overflow and cause a spill into the local environment.

What is the Cost for Sewage Collection?

The frequency and cost for sewage collection from your septic tank or cesspit will depend on the size of the tank. Charges are per 1000 gallons.

Additional Services

For your added benefit, we can also arrange high pressure water jetting to leave your septic tank or cesspit in a clean condition and if you’re worried about blockages or breakages in your sewerage or drainage system, we can provide a high quality CCTV drain survey to identify problems at the most competitive rates.

Should we identify any issues that need attention, our groundworks division can provide a timely response and a competitive rate to repair or replace any part of your sewerage or drainage system.

We are a licensed waste carrier, fully accredited for sewage disposal and a member of UK Spill Association.

Contact Us.

Feel free to get in contact with any questions you might have.

Contact Details Email [email protected] Freephone: 0800 171 2204 Switchboard: 01323 741818 Fax: 01323 767388

Head Office and Registered address: CountyClean Environmental Services Ltd Pacific House Sovereign Harbour Innovation Park Eastbourne East Sussex BN23 6FA

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