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Sewage management FAQs

For more details on our jet washing and cesspool emptying services, take a look at our FAQs, or contact Southern Cesspool Services in Ruckinge to speak with a friendly member of staff.

What is a septic tank?

A septic tank is an underground tank for wastewater and sewage from a home. The bacteria in the sewage decompose the organic waste, and the sludge settles to the bottom of the tank. The effluent flows out of the tank into the ground through drains.

What is a cesspool?

A cesspool is a sealed sewerage system consisting of a tank underground into which sewage and wastewater flow; this will need to be emptied more frequently than a septic tank.

What is a treatment plant?

A sewage treatment system is ideal for single / multiple houses and employs the well proven aerobic biological trickling filter process for the treatment of sewage.

Contact Southern Cesspool Services in Ruckinge for more details about our services and a free quote.

How do I avoid problems?

For septic tanks: avoid excessive usage of household detergents or bleaches; these upset the biological balance of the system. Have the system emptied on a regular basis to ensure it remains in good working order. Do not overload the system by connecting rain or water drains to septic tanks or cesspools.

For cesspools: check the level in the tank regularly, do not let it overfill. Have it emptied at regular intervals: these will become more frequent if you install a dishwasher for instance.

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Do you want to know more about our sewage management services?

If you’ve viewed our FAQs and want to know more, contact Southern Cesspool Services in Ruckinge.

01233 732407
07773 491356

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