Sewage Treatment Plant

Planned Maintenance, Repairs and Replacements for Sewage Treatment Plants

Sewage Treatment Plants Planned Maintenance

No matter whether you have a septic tank or a cesspit, all forms of sewage treatment plants require maintenance on occasion. Keeping both septic tanks and cesspits well maintained is essential to ensuring that they can store and process waste accordingly. Both Septic tanks and Cesspits are responsible for collecting wastewater and sewage from domestic and commercial properties that are not connected to the mains sewer, meaning it is absolutely vital to keep them in good condition.

Septic Tanks

As a method of sewage treatment, septic tank configurations vary to suit the requirement. Septic tanks work in conjunction with a drainage field to treat the waste water effectively and return it to the environment.

Top Tip: Septic tanks provide an affordable, efficient and environmentally friendly way to deal with wastewater.


Cesspits provide a similar solution to septic tanks, collecting your waste and sewage. The difference between a cesspit and a septic tank however is that that cesspit do not process or treat the wastage in anyway. They can fill up at a fast rate and require emptying more frequently.

Tip: Cesspits are typically used when the ground is unsuitable for the waste to be treated. This can includes areas in close proximity to water sources.

At Willow Pumps we are able to help you with all of your septic tank or cesspit needs – whether you need regularly scheduled maintenance, emptying, repairs, or even replacement parts/tanks. Our team are on hand to help.


Septic Tank, Cesspit and Sewage Treatment Plant Emptying

No matter what form of sewage treatment plant, septic tank, or cesspit you have on your property, emptying and cleaning your septic tank or cesspit can help prevent any overflowing or malfunctions from occurring, whilst helping maintain efficiency.

One of the questions we often get asked about cesspits and septic tanks is how regularly they should be emptied. How regularly you empty your septic tank or cesspit all depends on the size of the property and how frequently it is used. It’s recommended that you empty your tank every 6-12 months to maintain effective performance.

At Willow Pumps we offer a sewage treatment plant emptying service. If you have any questions about your septic tank or cesspit and you want an expert opinion, then our engineers are always on hand to help. You can contact us to book to have your sewage emptied today.

Regular Sewage Treatment Plant Maintenance

Septic tank and cesspits that are not emptied on a regular basis is at risk of causing contamination to surrounding areas. Pre-planned maintenance is a perfect solution to minimise the risk of overflowing, blockages or costly repairs being required in the future by giving your sewage treatment plant a regular health check.

Pre-planned cesspit or septic tank maintenance can help prevent any unexpected issues later on down the line; however, there are some things you can do yourself in order to help protect your sewage treatment plant from damage. Basic things such as ensuring no sanitary products, food waste, oils or grease enter the pipes can make a massive difference to the life of your septic tank. Using biologically friendly products is also recommended.

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Replacement Drainage or Sewage Systems and Insurance

Many property owners do not realise that damage to their off mains drainage system is often covered by their existing buildings insurance policy. With the average cost of replacing an off mains system often exceeding £10,000, and a typical excess of just £100, you could make a huge saving.

What this means is that it makes sense, if you need a replacement sewage treatment plant, such as a septic tank, to check with your insurance first to understand if it is covered. If it is, then it could save you money in the long run.

Your septic tank repairs managed from start to finish

We’ve teamed up with UKDP to make sure our customers don’t miss out.  UKDP are the only company who combine off mains drainage and insurance claim handling expertise.  They will quickly and accurately assess your situation and provide guidance as to whether you are likely to be covered by your buildings insurance.  If you are, UKDP will manage the entire claims process from start to finish, enabling Willow Pumps to undertake any agreed works at your property.  What’s more, typically the only cost to you would be any excess due on your policy.

Septic Tank, Cesspit, and Sewage Treatment Plant Maintenance, Repairs, Emptying, and Replacements with Willow Pumps

No matter what style of cesspit or sewage treatment plant you have, at Willow Pumps we are here to help. We can help with any form of maintenance, repair, or replacements. As well as that we offer an emptying service that is based around being economic and efficient for your convenience.

If you are having any problem with your drainage system, then get in touch today and we can go from there.

Contact us today to discuss your sewage treatment plant of cesspit needs.