Septic Tank Emptying
Septic tanks collect sewage and wastewater, separating it into different chambers within the tank. Solids settle and decompose, while liquids exit into the environment.
A cesspit is a sealed, fully-enclosed tank that collects and stores sewerage – it doesn’t treat it in any way.
Domestic sewage treatment plants are used in areas of the UK where mains drainage is inaccessible and provide a modern alternative to septic tank systems. Acting as an independent waste water treatment system, domestic sewage treatment plants are designed to receive all of the waste water from residential dwellings and promote the growth of Aerobic Micro-organisms which degrade the receiving waste water producing a treated effluent suitable for discharge to a natural watercourse.
Domestic sewage treatment plants will typically reduce the polluting load in the waste water by more than 95 percent, producing a clear and odourless effluent. In most instances this level of treatment will enable the effluent to be discharged to a ditch, stream or river after approval from the Environment Agency is sought for England and Wales.