Septic Cesspool

The cesspool is considered outdated today. Its principal advantage lies in the fact that it is a simple and inexpensive installation. Often the word is used inaccurately to describe different types of septic systems.

Cesspools are covered pits into which raw waste is discharged . Liquid waste is taken off by seepage while the pit retains the sludge. A cesspool combines the septic treatment tank and absorption system into a single component.

Cesspools should be used only when construction of a septic tank is impossible. While cesspools have been used since the development of the more modern septic system. Cesspools may still be in use at old properties or even at newer ones if there is not enough room for a conventional leach field.



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