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Cess Pools


A "Cesspool" (illustrated below) is simply a large sealed holding or storage tank that is designed to hold all sewage and waste effluent without carrying out any treatment or discharge.

As a cesspool (or "cesspit") can only be emptied via a suction tanker, annual running costs are very high. The rate of emptying depends of course on the volume of discharge into the tank and the size of the tank. In contrast, a septic tank should only require a de-sludge once a year.

Cesspool units are normally installed in areas with poor drainage where a septic tank or treatment plant would not be suitable.

Black Water Solutions can help you assess what sort of sewage processing system is best for you.