The removal of sewage might not be the sexiest subject in the world, but it is an integral element of a smooth-running commercial property.

In the UK, it is a legal requirement that permanent properties must be connected to the central drainage system wherever possible. However, for many properties, this is simply not feasible. Leaving business owners with two main options: a septic tank or a cesspit.

The Cesspit

The cesspit is the more basic of the two options. It is a sizeable airtight tank that sits underground, collecting the sewage created by the property.

A cesspit does not provide any treatment and therefore needs to be regularly emptied by a team of professionals. A cesspit is a more commonly used temporary solution, as with many people using the facilities, it will need to be emptied and serviced frequently. However, this is a cost-effective solution to keep your business functioning.

The Septic Tank

The septic tank is the more sophisticated of the two options and is an ideal long term solution for businesses that cannot connect to the mains sewer.

A septic tank comprises two or three components that allow the contents to be filtered and treated. Fluids can then be redistributed into the surrounding soil, which means that the tanks require much less frequent professional attention.

As with all drainage systems, individuals must be cautious with what they flush into cesspits and septic tanks. Oils and grease from the kitchen or sanitary products and nappies in the bathrooms can cause serious, and costly issues for your business to resolve.

Work With the Professionals

Pentium are facilities management experts who work on a vast spectrum of projects around the country. So, if you’re looking for an alternative sewerage solution, contact our friendly team today to discuss your options.