Maintaining your #cesspit is essential, not just for your household but for your local council authority too.

A common problem with#cesspits is overflowing, which can cause issues regarding cracked walls and punctures, which may lead to external leaks. Unlike #septic tanks, a #cesspit has no rudimentary treatment system, which means that whatever goes in must come out. under the public health act and water resources act your local council authority has a duty to ensure your #cesspit is in good working order, routine inspections are commonplace throughout the UK.

Do’s and Do not’s regarding cesspit maintenance

Never lift the lid of your #cesspit to check levels, inside there are a whole lot of nasty’s, make sure you have an alarm fitted within your pit.

Cesspits are often located in areas where other #sewage solutions are just not practical. Make sure your cesspit is located at least 15 metres away from any outbuilding and not less than 10 metres from any #watercourse.

Do not place heavy objects above #manhole covers.

Do not drive over any cesspit covers, especially old brick-built pits.

Here at #John Wall Drainage Service Limited we can provide you with a waste removal service, with all duty of care documentation provided. For your FREE quotation contact our Sales Team on 0151 495 1929.