All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services is regularly called by customers who need septic advice before they can decide how to proceed. Today we are doing a cesspool replacement for a customer in Raynham, MA ,who bought a property without fully understanding the difference between a cesspool and a septic system.
A cesspool is a pit which acts as both a settling chamber for solids and a leaching system for liquids.  The use of cesspools may overload the capacity of the soil to remove bacteria, viruses, and phosphorus, and to nitrify ammonia and organic nitrogen compounds.
A conventional septic system has a tank where solids can settle and begin to degrade, a distribution box, and a soil absorption system (SAS) that further treats the effluent by removing some of the bacteria, viruses, phosphorus, and nitrogen.
Our client has concerns about the environmental impact of the cesspool and the ongoing cost of cesspool maintenance so has opted to replace it for long term benefit. We have extensive experience of cesspool replacement and have recently worked with customers in Mattapoisett, Wrentham, Upton, Marlborough, and Oxford, MA.  If you need a cesspool to be replaced or have any questions, please do contact our Norton, MA office at 508-763-4431 or visit