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    Cesspit Emptying

    Cesspit Specialists Across Kent, London & Beyond.

    With over 20 years of experience, emergency callouts and cost-efficient solutions, it’s no surprise that KD Drainage are one of the top trusted drainage companies throughout London and Kent.

    We offer professional cesspit emptying, installation, servicing, cleaning, maintenance, and repairs to both domestic and commercial customers.

    We install all types of foul drainage systems including septic tanks, cesspits, sewage treatment plants, soakaways, pump stations, soakaways and rainwater harvesting tanks to name a few.

    If you have an enquiry about cesspit emptying, call us today 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 Cesspit?

    A cesspit (also known as a cesspool) is a sealed, underground storage tank that collects wastewater and sewage.

    A cesspit guides your property’s waste into a high-capacity tank that can hold a high volume of wastewater, providing you with a long-term, dependable drainage system.

    A cesspit is a single chamber, typically made from brick or concrete.

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

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

    Why Does My Cesspit Overflow?

    Overtime, the sewage and waste in a cesspit collects at the bottom of the tank, which continues to fill.

    Therefore, the sewage and wastewater collected in the chamber should be emptied in regular intervals.

    It is important to get the waste removed from your cesspit.

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

    How Often Do I Need My Cesspit Emptied?

    How often your cesspit needs emptying depends on the size of the cesspit, the size of the property and how many people are using it.

    For example, some cesspits only need to be emptied once a year. However, others may need to be emptied every 3 months, or every 6 months.

    Your cesspit can generally be located through lifting a manhole cover.

    If you have recently moved into a new property, it may be best to ask the previous house owners how often they have theirs cleaned.

    If you need specialist advice, call us today on 01622 919012 to speak to one of our friendly team members.

    The only way to dispose of the wastewater and sewage in your cesspit is by hiring a licensed sewage contractor to remove this, such as KD Drainage.

    With our expertise on all sewage systems, we can offer you a cost-efficient solution to emptying your cesspit.

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

    Cesspit Emptying & Cleaning

    At KD Drainage, our team of experienced engineers can empty any size cesspit for both commercial and domestic customers, including agricultural properties.

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

    Our engineers are qualified to carry out cesspit clearances in line with health regulations such as the Health and Safety Act.

    We provide high-quality service with minimal fuss and collect waste from all types of sewage tanks.

    Dependent on these factors, your cesspit may need emptying monthly, quarterly, or yearly.

    It is vital that your cesspit is emptied to avoid the build-up of waste, blockages, and eventual flooding, leading to costly damage.

    We can clear your cesspit at a time that suits you! We are 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 collecting the sewage and wastewater from your cesspit, we offer high-pressure water jetting services to ensure your cesspit is left in a clean condition.

    We also offer cesspit CCTV surveys and a service to pinpoint any issues or problems that may need remedial attention.

    A service includes a full clean, jet washing and advice on cesspit repairs, and can be carried out alongside cesspit emptying services.

    After the CCTV survey, service or cesspit emptying procedure has been carried out, KD Drainage will offer a solution to any problems at a competitive rate.

    KD Drainage are a reliable licensed waste carrier with unbeatable prices and emergency callouts.

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

    Cesspits vs Septic Tanks

    In the drainage field, naturally occurring aerobic bacteria (also known as waste-degrading bacteria) break down any remaining waste, allowing the water to be naturally replenished.

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

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

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

    Septic tanks are typically installed in rural areas.

    This is because in cities and towns wastewater is usually transported and dealt with by a sewage system that is maintained by a local water company.

    A septic tank is made up of two chambers.

    The first chamber is typically known as the 'settling chamber' and receives wastewater from an inlet pipe. In this chamber, lighter solids, oils, and grease (also known as scum) float to the top of the water.

    Sewage waste is drawn to the bottom where this is broken down by natural bacteria.

    The remaining liquid flows into the second chamber, and then out of the tank into a drainage field.

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

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

    With a cesspit, there is no processing or treatment to the sewage.

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

    In contrast, cesspits cannot filter any waste as they are lined with cement and stone, and so can contaminate the surroundings if not emptied regularly.

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

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

    In some instances, cesspits can be fitted with an alarm that notifies the owner when the tank is at its maximum capacity and needs to be emptied.

    However, this must be done by professionals, such as our engineers, as the cesspit will release hazardous gases when the lid is lifted.

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

    Why KD Drainage?

    Here at KD Drainage, we provide cost-effective, professional drainage solutions to domestic and commercial customers throughout London and Kent.

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

    At KD Drainage, we also have the capabilities and equipment to move any type of drain in agricultural properties.

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

    With no call-out charges and a two-hour response time, it’s obvious why KD Drainage are one of the most trusted drainage companies throughout London and Kent.

    In the case of an emergency during out of office hours call 01622 919012 for help

    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.