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The Difference Between Cess Pits & Septic Tanks

Cess pit emptying taking place

For those who own properties that aren’t connected to the main sewage system, there are two waste disposal options available: septic tanks and cess pits. The two terms are often used interchangeably, but they’re actually very different things, and choosing the wrong option could prove to be a costly mistake. At Thistle Tanks, we are […]

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What Is A Welfare Unit?

Welfare unit in situ on a construction site

Whether you’re operating a busy construction site or a roadside maintenance job site, you need to ensure staff and visitors have ready access to appropriate toilet and sanitation facilities. One way you can do this is with a welfare tank or welfare unit. You may not be immediately familiar with what welfare tanks are or […]

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The Septic Tank Pumping Process Explained

Man standing over a septic tank and pumping it with a hose

Septic tanks require regular pumping if they are to function as intended. Without maintenance, numerous problems can occur, including environmental issues.  Tanks that overflow or experience blockages can become costly to fix. This is why emptying is vital to keeping tanks in good working order. Below, we outline the process in further detail and discuss […]

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