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Cesspits

A cesspool or cesspit is a sealed underground storage tank which holds sewage until it is emptied and disposed of. Hence, a cesspool will require more regular emptying than a septic tank. Cesspit emptying is done using a vacuum tanker.

On average we each produce approximately 150 – 200 litres of waste water per day. Any drainage system has to have sufficient capacity to deal with these quantities, bearing in mind the number of people in the house.

Cesspools are used where there is no public sewer available and where the sub soil cannot soak away the liquid from a septic tank. They are simply a large enclosed chamber to collect the effluent, which is then removed on a regular basis and taken to a sewerage treatment works. Cesspools are considered to be a last resort for dealing with sewerage. Simple Eco have various size tankers for the emptying of your cesspool in Gloucestershire. We can arrange regular maintenance visits to ensure your tank doesn’t overflow. Please give us a call to arrange your next empty

 

Silage tanks are manufactured in the same sizes as cesspools, and are used for the storage of more toxic natural or chemical waste. Silage tanks are manufactured using special resins designed to be resistant to aggressive silage effluent and to comply with all statutory regulations.

Silage effluent has the potential to cause severe environmental damage if allowed to enter a watercourse as it has a very high BOD (Biochemical Oxygen Demand), up to 200 times greater than that of domestic sewage. Therefore, if it enters a watercourse it can very quickly remove all of the oxygen and kill off all aquatic life withing the ecosystem.

As silage effluent has caused numerous severe pollution incidents in the countryside, there are now a number of very strict statutory controls to regulate its collection and storage.

A typical application for a silage tank would be for a touring caravan site where a collection vessel was required to hold elsen waste from chemical toilet cassettes.

 

 

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