Do You Need Your Cesspool Upgraded or Replaced? Thursday | June 15, 2017
Down to Earth Construction Services has experience working not only with septic systems but also with cesspools. 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. We have a cesspool replacement starting today for a customer in Rochester, MA. Although you are not required to replace a cesspool, there are instances where it must be upgraded:
When a cesspool exhibits signs of hydraulic failure
When a cesspool is located extremely close to private or public water supplies, or otherwise fail to protect or pose a threat to public health, safety or the environment
Cesspools must also be upgraded prior to an increase in design flow (e.g., the addition of a bedroom to a home or seats to a restaurant).
For more information see the Massachusetts Official Website of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs or:
We have experience recently installing septic systems for customers in Southborough, Fairhaven, Berlin, Acushnet, and Attleboro, MA. We have the equipment for the excavation required with a septic installation and the experience to ensure that it is done correctly and to code. If you have any questions or need to schedule a septic system installation to replace a cesspool or for any other reason please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com