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How do Cesspits Work?

It is a natural habit for every household to discharge waste material from their toilets, bathrooms, kitchens and other similar locations so that they do not get it accumulated inside the residential areas. The best way of getting rid of this filthy, unhealthy and stinky unwanted waste materials is by treating it out side the house or having it flow out into the main sewer connection line that is provided by the government authority.  When people do not have the option of connecting to the main sewer line then they have to find means of getting rid of the waste inside their premises. The best way of getting rid of the unwanted waste would be to have a location point designated for the unwanted waste to be collected which should be around 20 feet away from the house within the premises. These location points that are generally known as cesspits, are tank structures designed to hold waste matter that have an inlet and some sort of vented outlet.

As these crafty structures do not perform any sewage treatment processes or any discharge from its location they have to be cleaned at regular intervals so that the cesspits do not start to fill and overflow causing great inconveniences to the people around the area. Cesspits come in various sizes which basically depend on the area available and the amount of people living in that particular house.  When people seem to wonder where the waste goes off to and how do cesspits work, then they should try and understand a little about the waste treatment process.

Now as the waste material gets accumulated into the cesspit, the solid waste material gradually begins to get eaten up by bacteria eventually turning the solid waste into useful manure, whilst at the same time the liquid waste tends to disappear into the soil around, leaving the cesspit to accumulate with the waste manure. With the gradual amounting of waste material in the cesspit it is necessary to have the cesspit cleaned at regular intervals. The cleaning is basically to remove the accumulating solid waste material which has now been formed into manure which is very useful for plantation.

As the cleaning task is considered to be unhealthy and mucky it should be done by people who are well versed with this type of cleaning so that the place is environmental friendly and safe for residing.