If you have a septic tank, cesspit or sewage treatment plant, you will know that it needs to be regularly emptied and maintained to avoid the risk of overflow, blockage and potential costly damage to your sewage system and the environment.
Under the Water Resources Act 1991 it is an offence to cause or allow to cause the pollution of a water course or ground.
Pollution caused by a leaking septic tank or cesspit is not uncommon and as the waste producer it is your responsibility to ensure the waste is collected and disposed of in compliance with current legislation.
The frequency with which you need to empty your tank or cesspit depends on the size and type of your tank and the number of occupants living at your property. However, it is advisable to empty your septic tank or cesspit or to de-sludge your sewage treatment plant at least once a year in order to minimise the risk of damage to either your sewage system or the environment.
Our team of qualified drivers and operatives are all highly experienced, fully insured and licensed by the Environment Agency to give you complete peace of mind.