Diagnosing Issues and Replacing Cesspits

At Proseptic, we’re proud of our extensive experience and knowledge surrounding cesspits. In order to provide the most cost-effective solutions, we assess your property and individual circumstances at a pre-arranged site inspection.

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Cesspits FAQs

How do I spot cesspit issues?

Cesspits are sealed spaces, used to store effluent where alternative treatment methods are not available usually due to poor soil drainage conditions such as blue clay. These cesspits are usually lined with brick or another solid material and can cause issues if not maintained properly. The first signs of an issue are usually:

  • Strong odours.
  • Puddles or excess effluent surrounding the area where the cesspit is located.

What should I do if I notice problems with my cesspit?

As soon as either of these signs arise, it is important to call us to diagnose the issues. It is important that cesspit issues are looked at as soon as possible, as malfunctioning sewage treatment systems and components can cause health issues, structural damage and problems with neighbours, due to property damage, overflow and unusual smells.

How do you fix cesspit problems?

In groundwater Protection Zones, cesspits may be one of the only acceptable effluent disposal methods, alongside clay soil. In these areas where no other options are available, a new cesspit must be large enough to store 45 days of effluent multiplied by the number of occupants in the property x 180 litres per day.

We advise any homeowners with an existing or new requirement to contact us for a free evaluations and expert advice on the options available for waste management. Once we carry out our survey, we provide a report containing details of any issues.

Benefits of Proseptic

No obligation cesspit installation advice

  • If you are have any questions about cesspit installations or are unsure if your existing system meets the latest regulations, please get in touch. Our friendly, expert team are always happy to share our expertise to help you make the right decisions.

Fitted by expert engineers

  • Cesspit surveys, inspections, installations and on-going maintenance are carried out by our team of highly experienced engineers. We pride ourselves on our customer service which is why most of our work actually comes from client referrals.

What can you expect from Proseptic

  • Our customers are more than a sales opportunity. We want your sewage treatment plant to work for you. Therefore, we deliver all cesspit installations with longevity, quality and efficiency with minimal hassle.
    We endeavour to explain all sewage treatment options to you so that you can feel confident and make an informed decision, armed with all the information available.