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    Essex Cesspit Emptying

    Cesspit Specialists Across Essex

    With in excess of 20 years of experience in emergency water treatment assistance and cost-effective solutions, it’s no wonder Kent Drainage are reputed asone of the highest trusted drainage companies covering Essex.

    We provide professional cesspool emptying, installation, servicing, maintenance, and repairs to both residential and business customers.

    We build all kinds of foul water systems including cesspits, cesspools, sewage treatment plants, soakaways, pumping stations, soakaways and rainwater harvesting tanks amongst others.

    Got a cesspit emergency? Call us now on 01622 919012.

    Our Services

    • Cesspit Emptying
    • Cesspit Installation
    • Cesspit Inspections
    • Cesspit Repairs
    • All Works Guaranteed
    • No Hidden Fees
    • 20+ Years Experience

    What is a Cesspool?

    A cesspool is a secured, sunken storage container that receives wastewater and sewage.

    A cesspit leads your property’s wastewater into a high-capacity chamber that can hold a large quantity of wastewater, providing you a long-term, reliable drainage system.

    A cesspool is a single chamber, typically constructed of brick or concrete.

    Unlike a septic tank, there's no processing or treatment of the effluent liquid and wastewater in the receptacle.

    It is frequently regarded as an unfashionable method of waste disposal, and dates back to the Roman period!

    Why Do Cesspits Overflow?

    Gradually, the sewage and wastewater in a cesspit deposits at the bottom of the tank, which will constantly fill up.

    For that reason, the sewage and wastewater collected in the container should be emptied regularly.

    Understandably, it's vital to get the waste removed from your cesspool.

    Call in the experts on 01622 919012 to get your cesspit emptied.

    How Often Should My Cesspit Be Emptied?

    How regularly your cesspool needs clearing depends on the size of the tank, the size of the residence and how many people live there.

    For example, some cesspools only need to be cleaned once a year. However, others may need to be pumped every season, or every half year.

    Your cesspool can generally be located by sliding off the manhole cover.

    If you recently moved in to a new house, it may be best to ask the previous owners how often they had it pumped.

    If you need specialist help, contact us today on 01622 919012 to speak to one of our experienced staff.

    The only way to remove the wastewater and sewage in your cesspool is by booking a licensed sewage contractor to remove it, such as Kent Drainage.

    With our experience of all wastewater systems, we can provide you a cost effective solution to clearing your cesspit.

    We offer an honest, professional service - so you know you can depend on us!

    Cesspool Emptying & Clearing

    At Kent Drainage, our team of qualified engineers can pump any size cesspool for both corporate and residential clients, including farming properties.

    We will not be defeated on our price and offer regular, cesspit pumping price plans at competitive rates.

    Our engineers are qualified at carrying out cesspool emptying in line with all government health statutes such as the Health and Safety Act.

    We offer a high-quality service with minimal inconvenience and remove waste from all types of sewage tanks.

    Dependent on these factors, your cesspool may need emptying every month, quarter, or year.

    It's vital that your cesspool is serviced to avoid the escalation of waste, blockages, and probable flooding, leading to costly damage.

    We can pump your cesspool at a time that accommodates you! We're available to help you 24/7 and offer emergency response.

    Our services include:

    • Cesspit Clearance
    • Cesspit High-Pressure Jetting
    • Cesspit CCTV Surveys
    • Cesspit Inspections

    After collecting the sewage and wastewater from your cesspit, we offer high-pressure water jetting to ensure the container is left in a perfect condition.

    We also provide cesspit CCTV surveys and a service to identify any issues that may need remedial attention.

    A service includes a complete clean down, high=pressure jet washing and advice on cesspit repairs, and can be done alongside cesspit emptying services.

    After the CCTV survey, service or cesspit emptying procedure has been done, Kent Drainage will offer a solution to any problems at a competitive cost.

    Kent Drainage is a reputable licensed waste carrier with unrivalled prices and emergency callouts.

    Call in the experts on 01622 919012 to get your cesspit emptied.

    Cesspits vs Septic Tanks

    In the drainage land, naturally found waste-degrading aerobic bacteria breaks down any remaining waste, enabling the water to be naturally replenished.

    A septic tank is a much more revolutionary cesspit. Much like a sewage treatment plant, a septic tank is used to treat wastewater and sewage through biological decomposition.

    Septic tanks can be installed in homes, as well as placed in industrial buildings to treat wastewater from kitchens and bathrooms.

    Put simply, a septic tank is a rectangular watertight tank that contains two chambers, separated by a wall, and is sunken .

    Septic tanks are typically installed in rural settings.

    This is because in cities and towns wastewater is usually transferred and handled by a sewage system that's maintained by a local water company.

    A septic tank is constructed of two chambers.

    The first chamber is usually known as the 'settling chamber' and receives wastewater from an inlet pipe. In this compartment, lighter solids, oils, and grease rise to the top of the water.

    Sewage waste is extracted to the base where this is broken down by natural occurring bacteria.

    The outstanding liquid flows into the second compartment, and then out of the tank into the drainage ground.

    The solid waste left at the foot of the septic tank needs to be removed periodically as part of regular maintenance by a registered waste carrier, like KD Drainage.

    Both septic tanks and cesspits collect wastewater and sewage and hold it.

    With a cesspit, there's no processing or treatment of the sewage.

    However, septic tanks use a basic treatment process that allows the water to leave the tank.

    In contrast, cesspits cannot filter any waste as they're lined with cement and stone. If left overflowing for too long, they can pollute the surrounding environment.

    There are no vents in a cesspit, meaning the waste remains inside the container, however there is plumbing to release the vapours that collect over time.

    Cesspits require clearing more often than septic tanks and are frequently regarded as a temporary sewage system.

    In some instances, cesspools can be fitted with an alarm that notifies the owner when the chamber is at maximum capacity and needs empty.

    However, this must be carried out by professionals, such as our drainage engineers, as cesspools emit hazardous gases when the lid is opened.

    Call in the experts on 01622 919012 to get your cesspit emptied.

    Why Use Us?

    At Kent Drainage, we provide cost-effective"affordable, professional drainage solutions to residential and corporate customers throughout Essex.

    With over 20 years in business, we are equipped to deal with any drainage emergency, using state-of-the-art equipment.

    Our professional, skilled experts work on a range of commercial sites including schools, restaurants, universities, bars, hotels, hospital, cafes, cinemas, shopping centres, residential homes and more.

    We also have the skills and equipment to move any type of drain in agricultural properties.

    We are devoted to helping our clients any time of day and offer our services 24/7 with out-of-hours emergency callouts.

    With no call-out fees and a 2 hour response time, it’s clear why Kent Drainage are one of the most trusted drainage companies serving Essex.

    In the case of an emergency during out of office hours call 07388 263315 for help

    Benefits of Choosing Us to Empty Your Cesspit

    Our Coverage

    Fully insured professional wastewater engineers serving the following regions:


    • Ashford
    • Broadstairs
    • Canterbury
    • Chatham
    • Dartford
    • Deal
    • Dover
    • Faversham
    • Folkestone
    • Gillingham
    • Gravesend
    • Herne Bay
    • Hythe
    • Maidstone
    • Margate
    • Medway
    • Minster
    • New Romney
    • Northfleet
    • Orpington
    • Ramsgate
    • Rochester
    • Sevenoaks
    • Sheerness
    • Sittingbourne
    • Swanley
    • Thanet
    • Tonbridge
    • Tunbridge Wells
    • Whitstable


    • Aveley
    • Basildon
    • Billericay
    • Braintree
    • Brentwood
    • Canvey Island
    • Chadwell St Mary
    • Chelmsford
    • Chigwell
    • Clacton-on-Sea
    • Colchester
    • Epping
    • Grays
    • Halstead
    • Harlow
    • Harwich
    • Loughton
    • Maldon
    • Rayleigh
    • Rochford
    • Saffron Walden
    • South Woodham Ferrers
    • Southend-on-Sea
    • Stanford-le-Hope
    • Tilbury
    • Tiptree
    • Waltham Abbey
    • Walton-on-the-Naze
    • Wickford
    • Witham

    East & West Sussex

    • Burgess Hill
    • Bexhill-on-Sea
    • Bognor Regis
    • Brighton
    • Chichester
    • Crawley
    • Crowborough
    • East Grinstead
    • Eastbourne
    • Hailsham
    • Hastings
    • Haywards Heath
    • Horsham
    • Hurstpierpoint
    • Lewes
    • Littlehampton
    • Newhaven
    • Peacehaven
    • Polegate
    • Portslade-by-Sea
    • Saltdean
    • Seaford
    • Selsey
    • Shoreham-by-Sea
    • Southwick
    • St Leonards
    • Uckfield
    • Westergate
    • Woodingdean
    • Worthing


    • Addlestone
    • Ashtead
    • Banstead
    • Camberley
    • Caterham
    • Cobham
    • Cranleigh
    • Dorking
    • Egham
    • Epsom
    • Esher
    • Ewell
    • Farnham
    • Frimley
    • Godalming
    • Guildford
    • Haslemere
    • Horley
    • Kingston upon Thames
    • Leatherhead
    • Oxted
    • Redhill
    • Reigate
    • Richmond
    • Staines
    • Walton-on-Thames
    • Warlingham
    • Weybridge
    • Windlesham
    • Wokingham

    We also empty cesspits across the entire city of London

    Our fully trained wastewater treatment specialists can be with you in 2 hours or less.