Having a cesspit or septic tank can be a lot of hassle but it's nice to know that you're not dependant on the council and you don't have yet another monthly bill disappearing out of your bank account. When you have a tank you obviously don't pay for mains drains, as you're not having your wastewater removed from the house. When you're new to having one though it can be a little confusing and like many things in life every tank is different and requires different services. I've written the following article to help guide you with your new tank. I hope you find the following article informative and useful. Don't forget that there are plenty of forum sites, which may help you if your still have unanswered questions. There are also many companies who would be more than happy to give you advice. Firstly if you move into a new home I would always get a glargester company out to check your tank. It's all well and good asking the previous owners how often they emptied it and when it's next due but for the sake of a little cash spend on getting a glargester company out I'd strongly recommend it. It's a horrible experience when you're convinced your tank doesn't need emptying for a while and then it back flows. When the company comes out I'd also recommend asking them about septic tank emptying cost. All are different sizes and although you can get a quote over the phone you know you're guaranteed a more accurate price if they've seen the size for themselves. It's also worth checking whether the cover or lid is up to current standards. They used to be made out of concrete years ago and although some still have these it isn't a good idea as they can corrode or crack and this can lead to accidents or contamination with the contents of the tank. It's advised that you change any concrete covers to iron or steel. Find out where the leach field is for the cesspit and make sure no children play in this area in case of contamination. You'll find that your vegetables or plant will do fantastic in the area but it isn't advised to let anyone play in the area! And finally, keep an eye on any tree roots, which may damage the tank as they grow. This can be a costly process if you allow it to happen.