Permits and Rules for a Cesspool
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Permits and General Binding Rules for a Cesspool
If you own a cesspool or cesspit, you have to adhere to general building regulations. Lets take a closer look at what these are and when you need to apply for a permit.
If you are the owner of a cesspool or cesspit, it is important to check whether you comply with the general building rules. The operator of the system is usually the property owner, or the person who has a written agreement to be in charge of the sewage system.
Remember to check whether you live on a groundwater source protection zone. If you do, there may be additional rules and you will have to apply for a permit for your cesspool.
One of the rules is that your sewage has to be domestic in nature. This means that the sewage has to come from your bathroom, shower, toilet and kitchen within your house or business property.
You should also make sure that it does not cause any pollution. If you release any sewage into the ground or the surface water, you have to apply for a permit if you release it into a well or borehole.
You also have to apply for a permit if the amount of sewage you release exceeds 2000 L per day. There are plenty of calculators available to help you determine how much sewage you discharge on a daily basis. You can also contact your local sewage or water company to help you with this assessment.