What is a cesspit and are they still legal?

A man emptying a cesspit
Cesspits need to be emptied frequently (Image credit: Getty)

What is a cesspit?’ has become a more common question for homebuilders as property development moves into areas not connected to mains sewage.

What to do with sewage is perhaps one of the first problems self builders will come across when looking at off mains drainage systems.

Sam Webb

Sam is based in Coventry and has been a news reporter for nearly 20 years. His work has featured in the Mirror, The Sun, MailOnline, the Independent, and news outlets throughout the world.  As a copywriter, he has written for clients as diverse as Saint-Gobain, Michelin, Halfords Autocentre, Great British Heating, and Irwin Industrial Tools. During the pandemic, he converted a van into a mini-camper and is currently planning to convert his shed into an office and Star Wars shrine.