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Klargester 18,000 Litre Cesspool Tank
Klargester 18,000 Litre Cesspool Tank
A 18000 Litre Cesspool manufactured by Kingspan Klargester - Suitable for all domestic applications. A Klargester cesspool provides a reliable solution for locations without mains drainage, where the discharge of treated effluent is not permissible due to unsuitable ground conditions, or where infrequent or seasonal use, such as a holiday home, would prevent the successful functioning of a Klargester...
from £5,395.00 ex VAT
(£6,474.00 inc VAT)
Clearwater 18,000 Litre Cesspool TankClearwater 18,000 Litre Cesspool Tank
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Clearwater 18,000 Litre Cesspool Tank
A 18000 Litre Cesspool manufactured by Kingspan Clearwater - Suitable for all domestic applications. Clearwater below ground storage tanks provide a reliable solution for the collection and retention of sewage (cesspool), surface water, fire fighting reservoirs and rainwater harvesting reservoirs (only if factory fitted with the optional chemical liner can these cesspools be used for Silage, Chemical...
from £5,017.00 ex VAT
(£6,020.40 inc VAT)

Clearwater 22,000 Litre Cesspool TankClearwater 22,000 Litre Cesspool Tank
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Clearwater 22,000 Litre Cesspool Tank
A 22000 Litre Cesspool manufactured by Kingspan Clearwater - Suitable for all domestic applications. Clearwater below ground storage tanks provide a reliable solution for the collection and retention of sewage (cesspool), surface water, fire fighting reservoirs and rainwater harvesting reservoirs (only if factory fitted with the optional chemical liner can these cesspools be used for Silage, Chemical...
from £5,991.00 ex VAT
(£7,189.20 inc VAT)
Clearwater 26,000 Litre Cesspool TankClearwater 26,000 Litre Cesspool Tank
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Clearwater 26,000 Litre Cesspool Tank
A 26000 Litre Cesspool manufactured by Kingspan Clearwater - Suitable for all domestic applications. Clearwater below ground storage tanks provide a reliable solution for the collection and retention of sewage (cesspool), surface water, fire fighting reservoirs and rainwater harvesting reservoirs (only if factory fitted with the optional chemical liner can these cesspools be used for Silage, Chemical...
from £6,501.00 ex VAT
(£7,801.20 inc VAT)
FAQs

What is a cesspool?

 A cesspool, also known as a cesspit, is an underground tank that collects wastewater and sewage. There is no outlet to disperse the waste or facility to treat it — it simply stores wastewater and sewage until it is collected by a tanker and taken away for disposal. They typically have a manhole for access and the only piping is to release gasses which accumulate in the tank. The contents of your cesspool must be removed regularly. How often will depend on the size of your tank and how much wastewater you are producing, but typically you will want your cesspool emptied by a licensed waste handler every month.

You may need a cesspool if your property is not connected to a public sewer network or for holiday homes, camp sites and places where the discharge of effluent into the ground is not possible due to unsuitable soil conditions. You do not need a permit to install a cesspool unless the Environment Agency tells you that you do and they do not have to comply with the general binding rules that apply to septic tanks. However, you will need planning permission and building regulations approval to install your cesspool.

What is the difference between a cesspool and a septic tank?

 A septic tank is buried underground, just like a cesspool. Unlike a septic tank however, a cesspool does not process or treat wastewater and sewage — it simply stores it. Septic tank systems treat the wastewater, treating the liquid wastewater so that it can drain away into a stream or soakaway. The system is simple but effective — wastewater enters a chamber where solids can settle and decompose at the bottom. The liquid at the top flows into a second chamber where any finer remaining solids are removed from the liquid and through to the soakaway. Solid waste from septic tanks will occasionally need collecting by a licensed disposal specialist, in much the same way as a cesspool, but much less often. That’s why having a cesspool can become quite costly long-term as waste disposal services don’t come cheap. Cesspools are also a less eco-friendly choice as untreated effluent could overflow into the surrounding environment. Septic tanks are safer as the wastewater is treated. 

When would I need a cesspool?

Cesspools are usually used as a last resort or for temporary drainage situations. You may need a cesspool if your property isn’t connected to the public sewer network and where discharging effluent into the ground is not possible, such as holiday homes and camp sites. Cesspools do not have to comply with general binding rules that apply to septic tanks and you won’t need a permit to install one unless the Environment Agency tells you otherwise. It is important, however, to obtain planning permission and building regulations approval to install your cesspool.

For septic tanks, the recent changes in regulations state that they can no longer discharge into surface water, for example streams, rivers, ditches, drains etc. and if yours does you should replace it immediately with a full sewage treatment plant under Environment Agency Septic Tank General Binding Rules. As of 1st January 2020, all septic tanks that discharge into waterways must be either replaced, using sewage treatment plants with full BS EN 12566-3 documentation, the discharge to the waterway impeded and redirected to a drain field, designed and made according to the up-to-date British Standard BS6297 2007.