Here is a brief guide to the types of waste treatment systems available to domestic and commercial customers. We hope it helps you understand which type of tank might be suitable for you.
Much of the information here is taken from the Environment Agency (EA) Pollution Prevention Guidelines 4: ‘Treatment and disposal of sewage where no foul sewer is available
We’ve put together a decision tree to help you decide.
If you have plenty of land a septic tank and soakaway /or filtration field might be best. If space is of a premium and there are nearby surface water drains or water courses a sewage treatment plant might be best. Cesspits are a last resort!