Owls Hall, Farm Blackmore End, Braintree, Essex CM7 4DF
01371 850 537

Cesspit Installation


Installing a Cesspit

Should you not be able to reach a mains sewer, have a ditch to discharge and am in an area where water cannot percolate through the ground, you will require the installation of a Cesspit. Many company to supply and install the tank, it can be a daunting task. Owls hall have Hundreds of satisfied Cesspit customers.

Cesspit Installation

4% of the population of the UK do not have access to mains drainage. In most cases a septic tank or sewage treatment plant is used. However, in some cases, water cannot be discharged through the ground or in a ditch, in this eventuality a cesspit will be required to store the waste ready for removal by a licenced waste carrier.

  • Sewage and greywater (e.g. from baths, washing machines, showers) is sent to the tank through pipes in the house.
  • The tank is designed to hold 45 days worth of waste water
  • There is no outlet to a Cesspit, it is used to just hold the water.
  • We always fit a high level alarm to notify you when the tank is full
  • A Cesspit is only used when you cannot use a septic tank or sewage treatment plant.

Septic tank problems?

Despite the fact that septic tanks are a useful method of processing wastewater, they are somewhat outmoded. They produce an unpleasant effluent that contains substantial amounts of odours, pathogens and similarly environmentally damaging substances. Because of this, a soakaway is essential, in order to further slow down the speed that waste enters watercourses and to help break down the organic substances.

Septic tanks should also be emptied on a regular basis. Add that to the problems that can occur with blocked soakaways and the smells that can emanate from pipework and the tank itself and it is not surprising that the majority of people are seeking to replace their septic tanks with cleaner and better running sewage treatment plants. If you decide to install a septic tank at your property we would endorse a tank that has a particle filter. This is useful to stop your soakaway from blocking.

It may be the case that a septic tank is still your best option. If so, make sure to have a look our array of septic tanks that we both sell and install, from Klargester, Premier Tech, Marsh and others.

If you have any queries about our products, or need some help making your decision, don’t hesitate to give us a ring on 01371 850537.

Why Owls Hall?

Whether you need a septic tank installed in your home, or a drainage project for commercial purposes, our wastewater systems are fit to deal with all types of water. We have over 50 years experience in installing waste water plants and we can proudly say that it’s our area of greatest proficiency. We have a team of expert surveyors and engineers to find the answers to all of our customers’ wastage problems. The evidence lies in our case studies.

If you’re looking for a domestic service, our capacities include, but are not restricted to:

  • Sewage treatment plant fitting
  • Wastewater
  • Soakaway clearance or replacement
  • Reed bed installation
  • Pumping stations replacement or installation
  • Grease trap fitting
  • Stormwater
  • Drainage installation (including soakaways, land drains, french drains, crated systems and tunnels)
  • Rainwater harvesting tank installation

We are Trading Standards Approved, are involved in the Buy with Confidence scheme and have been given accreditation by British Water (the body that sets standards for water solutions in the UK)

Feel free to contact us to have a chat about your specific requirements and arrange a site survey free of charge. Alternatively, you can size your septic tank using our free septic tank sizing guide or use the menu to the right to view specific product details.

Contact us at Owls Hall: 01371 850 537