Business Cesspit Use: Which Industries Use Septic Tanks?

January 13, 2016

Disposing of our sewerage is something that many of us may take for granted living in urban areas, but for some businesses septic tanks are all part of the trade.

So, what is a cesspit or septic tank? Septic tanks and cesspits are small scale sewerage treatments which are usually used when a property or business has no access to the public sewerage network. What’s the difference between cesspits and septic tanks?

Read all about it in our blog post: My New Home has a Cesspit - What Should I do?

Here we take a look at the types of companies or industries who opt for business waste disposal using our septic tank and cesspit emptying services here at GD Environmental. 


Crappy Campers!

Many of us like to escape to the UK countryside for our holidays, therefore caravanning is a real hit with us Brits for just that reason! Many of us opt to stay in static caravans, expecting a home away from home, but with many campsites being in remote locations they won’t be connected to the main sewerage network. As a result, campsites and caravan parks often use septic tanks, cesspits or chemical toilets to dispose of our holiday washroom waste.




Flushing Fashion!

With Primark having to re-locate its distribution centre due to its roaring success in the UK fashion market; during its construction they encountered a variety of obstacles due to its remote location, waste disposal being one!

Due to it being too far from main sewerage systems and environmental sensitivities surrounding the local water source they have had to opt for a bespoke sewerage treatment plant.




No Foul on the Farm

Again due to their rural locations, it’s no surprise that many farms utilise a septic tank system. And although many may have the equipment to do so, farmers should not be emptying or using the waste unless they are a registered waste carrier and have the correct permits. The spreading of untreated sewerage has not been allowed on agricultural land in the UK since 2005.




Last Orders at the Loo

A place where we heavily rely on using the ‘lav’ is our local pub, but out in the countryside some pubs rely on septic systems for their punters excrement. Just like the Warren House Inn in Dartmore, that has no mains facilities at all! The pub is totally self-sufficient, its electric comes from diesel generators, gas comes from a storage container and the water supply is fed from an underground spring.




Commercial Wet Waste Removal by GD Environmental

If your business uses a septic tank to store waste, or your home relies on a cesspit system, drainage specialists GD Environmental have the services to ensure that your waste system is kept in order. To find out more about this or to book your system in for a cesspit emptying contact GD Environmental.

Read more:

Does Your Business Know its Legal Obligations for Disposing of Waste?

How Often Should I Empty My Cesspit? And Other FAQs

Cesspits – The Hidden Costs


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