All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services know that all cesspools in Rhode Island pre-date 1968, the first year regulations for septic systems took effect. Cesspools are considered substandard systems. They don’t treat wastewater, they merely dispose of it. Cesspools concentrate the wastewater in one location, often deep within the ground and in direct contact with groundwater, causing groundwater contamination. This groundwater flows into drinking water wells and surface waters contributing to adverse public health and environmental impacts.
In contrast, conventional septic systems place the wastewater well above the level of soils saturated by groundwater and they disperse this effluent over a large area, which results in substantial removal of pathogens and other pollutants.
Therefore, property owners with cesspools are recommended to have them regularly serviced to ensure that they do not fail and continue to operate correctly
.Today we have cesspool services in Scituate, West Greenwich, Coventry, and Cranston, Rhode Island. If you require a cesspool service or if you have any questions about cesspools or cesspool replacement please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com