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Septic Tanks and Cesspools



In some situations is it not possible to connect the drainage system of a property to a mains drainage system. Septic Tanks and Cesspools can be effective ways of dealing with foul drainage provided they are managed correctly. On average we each produce approximately 200 litres of waste water per day. Any drainage system has to have sufficient capacity to deal with these quantities, bearing in mind the number of people in the house.



A cesspool or cesspit is a sealed underground storage tank which holds sewage until it is emptied out and disposed of. It may be brick or block construction or manufactured in steel or reinforced glass fibre. The tank can overflow or may leak. This is an offence under the 1936 Public Health Act. Also if it pollutes a water course, the Environment Agency may take legal action under the Water Resources Act 1991. This can lead up to a fine of £20,000 and 3 months imprisonment.If it leaks call out DMS  to remove the waste and clear up the sewage. The cause of the leak should be found and remedied.

A septic tank is a type of biological sewage treatment system. Naturally occurring bacteria break down the solid matter, reducing its volume. The liquid flows out and is discharged via a drainage systems under the ground called a "soakaway" The accumulated solids need only be pumped out occasionally.Like cesspools, they may be constructed in brick or blocks, although modern types are pre-formed in reinforced fibreglass.For More Information Contact Us Today


Liquid Waste Disposal and Drainage Solutions Established for over 20 years and rapidly expanding DMS has the experience and the up to date equipment to solve your liquid waste and drainage needs.

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Industries large and small, manufactures, retail parks, construction, hotels and local authorities rely on the services of our team of experienced staff to assist their business with the collection and disposal of their liquid waste and with the maintenance of their site drainage.

We have a fleet of purpose built vacuum tankers and jetting units available to carry out our services safely and reliably, all waste streams are disposed of at the appropriate waste treatment and re-cycling plants, and being a member of the RHA Waste Management Group we are kept up to date with legislation regarding the movement and disposal of controlled wastes.

With depots in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire we are able to cover an area up to the Midlands across to East Anglia, London and the South East For more information regarding our services please contact us or visit the services page of this website.

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