All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services know that the word ‘cesspool’ does not conjure up pleasing images and if you are considering buying a property that word can certainly put a damper on enthusiasm you might have for it. However with the proper maintenance a cesspool is not the problem that you may fear. A cesspool is a pit which acts as both a settling chamber for solids and a leaching system for liquids. They are classed under on-site sewage disposal (“septic”) systems (which) are governed by Title 5 of the State Environmental Code 310 CMR 15.000. And
“Title 5 requires that systems be inspected under certain circumstances. In this manner, system owners can be educated about the importance of properly maintaining their systems, and those systems that are an environmental or public health threat can be identified and upgraded.”
More infomation can be found on the Mass Gov website.
Therefore as long as you maintain your cesspool so it does not become a environmental or public concern your cesspool can continue to process a property’s waste and wont need to be upgraded. However a cesspool does generally require more ongoing maintenance than a conventional septic system. All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services do provide property owners with cesspool services to ensure that their cesspool gets the necessary maintenance and continues to operate correctly and efficiently. Today we have cesspool services scheduled in Dudley, Sturbridge, Oxford, Spencer, East Brookfield and Brimfield MA. If you have a cesspool and have questions or if you need a cesspool service please do contact our Norton Office on 508 763 4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services