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    Sussex Cesspit Emptying

    Cesspit Engineers Covering Sussex

    With over 20 years of experience in urgent water treatment assistance and cost-effective solutions, it’s no surprise Kent Drainage are regarded asone of the most trusted drainage companies covering Sussex.

    We offer professional cesspool emptying, installation, servicing, maintenance, and repairs to both residential and corporate customers.

    We build all kinds of foul drainage systems including cesspits, cesspools, sewage treatment plants, soakaways, pumping stations, soakaways and rainwater harvesting tanks to name a few.

    If you have an enquiry about cesspit pumping, speak to us asap 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 cesspit is a secured, buried storage tank that receives wastewater and sewage.

    A cesspit leads your building's wastewater into a high-capacity chamber that can keep a high quantity of wastewater, giving you a long-term, fail safe drainage system.

    A cesspit is a single compartment, typically constructed of brick or concrete.

    In contrast to a septic tank, there's no processing or treatment of the effluent liquid and wastewater in the container.

    It is often regarded as an older method of waste disposal, and dates back to the Roman empire!

    Why Do Cesspits Overflow?

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

    For that reason, the sewage and wastewater collected in the container should be pumped repeatedly.

    On that basis, it's critical to get the waste removed from your cesspit.

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

    How Often Should My Cesspit Be Emptied?

    How frequently your cesspool needs pumping depends on the size of the container, the size of the property and how many people are using it.

    For example, some cesspools only need to be pumped every 12 months. But, others may need to be cleared every quarter, or every 6 months.

    Your cesspool can generally be located by lifting the manhole cover.

    If you recently moved in to a new residence, it may be best to ask the previous tenants how often they had it cleaned.

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

    The only way to get rid of the wastewater and sewage in your cesspool is by employing a licensed sewage engineer to remove it, such as Kent Drainage.

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

    We offer a straightforward, professional service - so you know you can rely on us!

    Cesspit Pumping & Cleaning

    At Kent Drainage, our team of trained engineers can pump any size cesspool for both commercial and residential customers, including farmland buildings.

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

    Our engineers are experienced at carrying out cesspit pumping in line with all UK health regulations 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 cesspit is emptied to avoid the escalation of waste, blockages, and potential flooding, leading to extensive damage.

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

    Our services include:

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

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

    We also offer cesspool CCTV surveys and a service to pinpoint any issues that may need immediate attention.

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

    Following the CCTV survey, service or cesspool emptying procedure has been carried out, Kent Drainage will provide a solution to any problems at a competitive price.

    Kent Drainage is a reliable licensed waste carrier with unmatched 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 occurring waste-degrading aerobic bacteria dissolves any left over waste, allowing the water to be naturally refilled.

    A septic tank is considered a more advanced cesspit. Similar to a sewage treatment plant, a septic tank is used to treat wastewater and sewage through biological decay.

    Septic tanks can be fitted in dwellings, as well as installed in commercial buildings to treat wastewater from kitchens and bathrooms.

    Put simply, a septic tank is a rectangular watertight receptacle that contains two compartments, separated by a wall, and is fitted underground.

    Septic tanks are typically installed in rural areas.

    This is because in built up areas wastewater is usually transported and dealt with by a sewage system that's maintained by a local water authority.

    A septic tank is constructed of two compartments.

    The first compartment 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 drawn to the base where this is biodegraded by natural occurring bacteria.

    Any remaining liquid flows into the second compartment, and then out of the tank into the drainage field.

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

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

    With a cesspool, there's no processing or treatment of the wastewater.

    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 full for too long, they can pollute the surrounding environment.

    There are no outlets in a cesspit, meaning the waste sits inside the tank, however there is plumbing to release the gases that build up over time.

    Cesspools require pumping more often than septic tanks and are often seen 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 pumping.

    However, this must be done by experts, such as our drainage engineers, as cesspits release toxic gases when the lid is removed.

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

    Why Use Us?

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

    With over 20 years in the trade, we are armed to deal with any drainage emergency, using modern day equipment.

    Our professional, skilled engineers 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 know how and equipment to move any type of drain in agricultural properties.

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

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

    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.