Which Septic System Do You Have?: Cesspool
- 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.