At Septic Tank Supplies we get asked daily what the difference is between a septic tank and a cesspool.
The simple answer is that a cesspool has no outlet and all the waste water is stored inside the system and needs to be emptied by a tanker, usually once a month depending on size and usage.
With a septic tank they have an outlet pipe and therefore only store the sludge and all the waste water passes on through the system and out into a soakaway. With a septic tank they are designed to be emptied annually depending on the size and usage this can be longer.
There are two types of cesspools supplied in the United Kingdom, there is domestic sized cesspool and commercial sized cesspool;
For help sizing a domestic or commercial cesspool or any other drainage product please call us on 01923 261660