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Serving London and the South of England

Septic Tank & Cesspit Emptying

Whether you need to arrange for routine cesspit emptying or septic tank emptying, or in case of an emergency, call 0800 171 2204 or 01323 741818 for immediate sewage collection 24/7.

Here at The CountyClean Group, we provide high quality and low-cost cesspit and septic tank emptying services for all sectors including domestic, industrial, commercial, utilities and marine for when a property or site cannot connect to the mains sewerage system.

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

Getting your septic tank or cesspit emptied regularly helps to avoid the risk of overflow, blockage and costly damage to your sewage system and the environment.

Septic Tank Emptying and Cesspit Emptying

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 are worried about blockages or breakages in your sewerage or drainage system, we can provide a high-quality CCTV drain survey to identify problems.

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, give us a call on 01323 741818 or 0800 171 2204 to discuss any requirements you may have with our friendly team.

How Often Do You Empty a Septic Tank or Cesspit?

You should have your septic tank emptied frequently depending upon the level of use, the size and type of your tank.

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 tank at frequent intervals.

It is important to monitor your septic tank or cesspit and arrange for it to be emptied before it is full. Regularly emptying 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 maintaining septic tanks, have a look at our article.

How Much Should it Cost To Empty a Septic Tank or Cesspit?

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.

Frequently Asked Questions about Cesspits and Septic Tank

What is a Cesspit?

A cesspit is simply a holding tank without an outlet and will require emptying on a frequent basis depending on usage. Cesspits are a solution for properties without any mains drainage and where the discharge of treated effluent is not possible due to unsuitable ground conditions, or where infrequent use, such as for a holiday home, would prevent the use of a septic tank or packaged sewage treatment plant.

Maintenance: Check the level frequently and have the tank emptied before it gets full. You may want us to install a high-level alarm system to warn you when the tank is nearly full and you can book us to empty it before it overflows!


What is a Septic Tank?

A septic tank is a holding tank designed to receive sewage and is primarily a liquid/solid separation system which 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 which decomposes or mineralizes the waste in the tank. As the name septic implies, the sewage entering the tank becomes septic. It is possible that sometimes smells will be detected from somewhere in the drainage system. Some septic tanks may have an electric pump installed after the system to pump the effluent away.

Maintenance: Have the tank emptied on a regular basis. Make sure the outlet has at-piece (dipper pipe) installed to stop solid debris going down to the soakaway and eventually blocking it up. Do not connect any rain or surface water drainage into the tank. Have the pump (if fitted) checked & cleaned on a regular basis to ensure good operation.