Professional Waste Management: Septic Tanks, Cess Pits and Waste Collection

Call us anytime, day or nightRequest a call back

Suffering from a blocked drain? Request a Call Back now and speak to one of our friendly advisers

At Rapid Drains, we understand how waste management solutions work, why they are indispensable, and how our expertise can make a significant difference in the sanitation and environmental impact of your property or business. Whether you’re looking for maintenance tips, need to install a new septic tank or cesspit, or require efficient waste collection services, our team is here to provide professional guidance and solutions tailored to your unique needs. If your property does not have a main sewerage connection, we have the right team to help you. We empty, unblock, clean and maintain all types of waste collection systems including septic tanks, cess pits, Klargesters, sewerage treatment plants, soil pits & drainage fields.

Our commitment to responsible waste management extends to all types of properties, from residential homes to commercial and industrial sites. We understand the unique needs and challenges of properties without mains sewerage connections and are here to deliver reliable, professional, and environmentally friendly solutions. With Rapid Drains you can trust that your waste collection systems are in expert hands, promoting a clean and sustainable environment.

No matter the system or issue, from blocked drains to septic tank installation, our specialist team have you covered from start to finish

Our Waste Collection Expertise:

When your property lacks a mains sewerage connection, you need a dedicated team with the expertise to manage waste collection efficiently and responsibly. At Rapid Drains, we specialise in a range of waste collection services, ensuring that your property remains clean, safe, and environmentally sound. Our services encompass the emptying, unblocking, cleaning, and maintenance of various waste collection systems:

Septic Tanks:

Our team is well-versed in septic tank management. We offer comprehensive solutions for emptying and maintaining these vital wastewater treatment systems, ensuring they function optimally.

Cess Pits:

Cesspits are essential for properties without access to a public sewer system. We provide cesspit services that include regular emptying, cleaning, and maintenance to prevent overflows and odours.

Soil Pits:

Soil pits play a crucial role in managing stormwater runoff and drainage on your property. We have the expertise to inspect, clean, and maintain soil pits, ensuring they perform efficiently.

The Top 3 Benefits of Installing a Septic Tank

Installing a septic tank can offer several benefits for property owners, particularly in areas without access to public sewer systems.
Septic tank installation involves excavation, tank placement, and connection to your property’s plumbing. Proper installation is crucial for system functionality and longevity.

Here are the top three benefits of installing a septic tank:

  • Wastewater Management: A septic tank provides an on-site wastewater management solution. It collects and treats household wastewater, including sewage and greywater, effectively and independently. This means you’re not reliant on a public sewer system, offering autonomy in managing your property’s sewage.
  • Cost Savings: Septic tank systems can be more cost-effective in the long run compared to connecting to a public sewer system. You avoid monthly sewer fees, and with proper maintenance, septic systems have a long lifespan. They typically require periodic pumping and maintenance, but these costs are often lower than ongoing sewer bills.
  • Environmental Benefits: Well-maintained septic tanks can be environmentally friendly. They naturally treat wastewater, allowing it to percolate into the soil, which helps replenish groundwater. Properly functioning septic systems can reduce the risk of groundwater pollution and contribute to healthier local ecosystems.
It’s important to note that while septic tanks offer these benefits, they also require regular maintenance and adherence to local regulations. A poorly maintained septic system can lead to issues such as groundwater contamination, odours, and backups.
Therefore, property owners considering septic tank installation should ensure they are well informed about maintenance requirements and local guidelines to maximise the advantages of this system.
Fortunately, our experts can guide you through the process of installation and maintenance to ensure you have the most optimal functioning septic tank possible.
At Rapid Drains, we understand the unique needs of properties without access to a mains sewer system. We provide tailored solutions that prioritise effective waste management, environmental responsibility, and long-term cost savings. With our expertise in alternative waste systems, you can trust that your property’s waste management needs are in capable hands.

Alternative Waste Systems Installation and Maintenance

When it comes to waste management for properties without access to a mains sewer system, alternative solutions become crucial. We specialise in the installation and maintenance of various alternative waste systems that ensure efficient, environmentally responsible, and cost-effective waste management. Our expertise extends to the following systems:

Drainage Fields

Drainage fields, also known as leach fields or soakaways, are essential components of many septic tank systems. We excel in the design and installation of drainage fields, ensuring that wastewater is efficiently distributed and treated as it percolates through the soil. Regular maintenance is also part of our service to keep these systems functioning optimally.

Klargester Systems

Klargester systems are trusted solutions for properties requiring sewage treatment. We have the experience and knowledge to install, maintain, and repair Klargester systems, ensuring that they effectively treat sewage and discharge clean, treated effluent.

Sewerage Plant Treatment

Sewerage treatment plants are advanced wastewater treatment systems suitable for various properties, including those in remote areas. If you require an Electrical Mechanical Engineer to assist you with Sewerage Plant Treatment  please contact watersafe directly using the following link.

Preventive Maintenance for Future Savings

When it comes to waste management and property care, proactive measures often lead to substantial long-term savings. At Rapid Drains we advocate for preventive maintenance as a key strategy to safeguard your property’s waste systems and your financial well-being. Preventive maintenance involves regular inspections, cleaning, and upkeep of your waste collection and treatment systems. By investing in preventive measures today, you unlock several potential benefits for the future:
  • Cost Savings: Preventive maintenance helps identify and address issues early, preventing them from evolving into costly repairs or replacements. Regular inspections and maintenance are often more affordable than emergency fixes.
  • System Longevity: Proper care extends the lifespan of your waste collection and treatment systems. Regular cleaning and maintenance ensure that your systems continue to operate efficiently, reducing the need for premature replacements.
  • Property Value: A property with well-maintained waste systems holds a higher market value. Future buyers appreciate properties with a history of preventive maintenance, knowing that they are less likely to encounter unexpected issues.
  • Peace of Mind: Knowing that your waste systems are in top condition provides peace of mind. You can trust that your property is clean, safe, and free from the disruptions and expenses associated with neglect.

Why Choose Rapid Drains

At Rapid Drains, we offer comprehensive preventive maintenance services tailored to your specific waste collection and treatment systems. Our goal is to help you enjoy the benefits of cost savings, system longevity, environmental responsibility, increased property value, and peace of mind. To read more about the best preventative measures you can take to ensure your drainage health is optimal, visit our preventative maintenance page to find out more.

Latest Technology

Rapid Drains use the latest technology to unblock your drains and pipes in. We have the latest CCTV cameras to perform surveys and assess problems.

24/7 Call Out Service

Rapid Drains work round the clock all year to fix your emergencies. 24 hours a day 7 days a week, and we can usually be with you within the hour.

Drainage Advice

Rapid Drains employs drainage experts who are on hand to offer the best advice and assistance. We are always happy to help so get in touch!

Upfront Costs

Rapid Drains will fix any domestic or commercial drainage problem at competitve rates and prices. No call out fees!

OUR TEAMDomestic and Commercial Drain Specialists

Rapid Drains offer a 24/7 emergency service. We have engineers in your area ready to unblock your drain or fix any plumbing issues so your day can return to normal with minimal fuss. If you require the services of a professional call Rapid Drains now on 0330 333 6199

Our Services

Common Causes Of Problems Within A Sewer Line

24/7 Emergency Drainage services


Why might I need a septic tank for my property?

If your property lacks access to a public sewer system, a septic tank is essential for on-site wastewater treatment. It collects and treats sewage and greywater efficiently and independently.

What factors influence the septic tank I need?

Factors such as property size, soil type, water table depth, and local regulations influence septic tank selection. Our experts can assess your property to determine the most suitable system for your needs.

Are there any environmental considerations with septic tank installation?

Yes, septic tank installation should adhere to local environmental regulations. Properly designed and maintained septic systems can have minimal environmental impact and promote groundwater recharge.

How can I choose a reliable waste management service provider for my property's needs?

Look for experienced, licensed professionals with a track record of providing quality service. Ask for references and ensure they understand local regulations and environmental responsibilities

How often should I have my waste collection system emptied or cleaned?

On average, septic tanks should be pumped or emptied every 2 to 3 years for a typical household with a well-maintained system. Of course, this varies on the household size, tank size, water usage or solid waste in the tank.

Cesspits typically require more frequent emptying compared to septic tanks because they do not have a treatment process. The frequency can range from a few weeks to a few months, depending on the size and usage of the pit.

Contact Us:

For bookings or to learn more, feel free to contact us at:

  • Phone: 03303336199
  • Email:

Don’t leave your investment to chance—let us be your trusted partner in ensuring a smooth and informed home purchase. Contact Rapid Drains today to take the next step toward confident homeownership.

Drainage specialists covering the South of England.
Suffering from a blocked drain? Call now to speak to one of our service professionals and book a drainage engineer in your area.
Please use our contact details below to get in touch with one of our friendly representatives.

Contact Us

0330 333 6199
01202 905 969