Which Septic System Do You Have?: Cesspool

(Also known as a Cesspit)Do I have a cesspool or cesspit?

  • Wastewater flows from the home or business into a cesspool septic tank.
  • The tank is a hole lined with stone or concrete to form a pit, into which sewage is discharged.
  • Solids settle on the bottom of the tank, while liquids remain on top.
  • Wastewater is absorbed into the soil of the septic drain field, from both below and through the sides of the cesspool.