What’s the difference between the systems?
Septic tanks and sewage treatment plants are often confused as the same thing – they are not. One of the largest differences is that septic tank discharge is very polluting, and it must disperse into a drainage field. Septic tanks don’t require electricity and need emptying every 6-12 months. Click HERE to see our range of Septic Tanks.
Sewage Treatment Plants
Sewage Treatment Plants, in contrast, are an eco-friendly solution as they use naturally occurring bacteria to treat the wastewater. This means the liquid from the plant is non-polluting and can normally discharge to a stream or a drainage field. They require electricity as they need air to circulate to encourage bacteria. Depending on the tank they need emptying every 12 months; some only every 3-5 years. Click HERE to see our range of Sewage Treatment Plants.
A Cesspool is essentially a holding tank, sometimes known as a cesspit. It has no outlet and has to be emptied when full. It is a solution when the options of discharging to a stream or to the ground are not possible. Click HERE to see our range of Cesspools.