Cesspools. By far the most expensive option in the long term, a cesspool is a simple collection point for waste water from a property. Located below ground level, a cesspool requires emptying anything from every week to once a month depending on the water usage of the property.
Grease accumulation in the sewer system causes obstruction by either constricting flow or blocking the sewer pipes. This interferes with the normal operation of the wastewater treatment system. The build up of fats, oils, and grease in the sewer system causes sewer blockages, which eventually result in sewer backups that can overflow onto streets and into homes, damaging property and the environment.
At Automated Environmental Systems we specialise in the supply and building of packaged pumping stations, ranging from small tanks for domestic installations to large complex builds for commercial, industrial, building and renovation projects.
Obviously if the tank is full and backing up to the house this is not just a matter of a quick-fix desludging but a percolation problem which requires considerable more work. At the end of the day it is the homeowners responsibility to ensure that the septic tank and percolation area perform properly and that they DO NOT POLLUTE the wider environment.
Sewage treatment is the process of removing contaminants from wastewater, primarily from household sewage. Physical, chemical, and biological processes are used to remove contaminants and produce treated wastewater (or treated effluent) that is safer for the environment.
Please visit Sewage Problems if you have soakaway issues with your current system. Also visit Failed soakaway drainfield insurance claims. The Building Regulations (and the BS 6297 2007) state that the sewage effluent MUST be in constant contact with the AEROBIC particles of the soil.