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 Don’ts regarding ccesspit maintenance
Never lift the lid of your cesspit to check levels, inside there are a whole lot of toxic nasty’s, make sure you have an alarm system 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