Septic Tanks

PumpFix deal with all types of septic tanks, cess pools, sewage treatment plants and more.


Cess pits, Cess pools, Septic Tanks have many different names and are commonly thought to being the same thing, what is the difference?....


Cess pits, cess pool or holding tanks.

These pits or tanks are sealed chambers in which drainage from properties run into. The waste is not treated in anyway and has to be removed periodically by means of a vaccum tanker. Waste removed from such tanks must have a waste transfer note and the company dealing with the transfer be a registered waste carrier.

Cess pools in the long run are an expensive way of handing foul waste.


Septic Tanks

Septic Tanks are typically concrete or plastic (early septic tanks were brick built) with one inlet pipe and one outlet pipe feeding into a leach field (drain field or seapage field). These septic tanks have 2 or 3 separate chambers. The first tank known a the primary tank collects the majority of solids, this allows solids to settle and scum to float. The settled solids are anaerobically digested, reducing the volume of solids. The liquid component flows through the dividing wall into the second chamber, where further settlement takes place, with the excess liquid then draining in a relatively clear condition from the outlet into the leach field.


The leach field is typically constructed of perforated pipe surrounded in stone, the wate water is then perculated down into the ground to complete the process. Regualtions and permits to discharge are required from local authorities for septic tanks. Waste must be to a certain standard in order to receive the permit to discharge.


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