A cesspool is a below ground holding tank for sewage .The cesspool has no outlet, so all incoming waste water from the property is stored and has to be tankered away.
Cesspools should only be used as a last resort, where no drainage filed is feasible, due to unsuitable ground conditions or where infrequent or seasonal use, such as a holiday home.
Building Regulations state that you will need to give at least 45 days storage for a domestic property. The smallest cesspools for a domestic property is an 18,000 litre, this will serve a one bedroom property or up to 2 people.
How to size a Cesspool;
British water state that the capacity of a cesspool should be based on 180 litres per person per day & must give 45 days’ storage before it needs emptying. For a single dwelling, a 4000 gallon or 18,000 litres is regarded as the minimum capacity required. This size cesspool would be only suitable for a maximum of two people, for every person added the size of the cesspool must be increased by 6800 litres.
Designed and manufactured in accordance with BS 6297 and the requirements of the Building Regulations Approved Document H.