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Important - read this if you are not connected to mains drainage and do not have a sealed cesspool. The Government have put compulosory registration of Septic Tanks and small sewage treatment plants on hold pendimg a review. However there a few exceptions. The recommendation is still to Register, especially if you are contemplating moving soon and whilst registration is free.


For the latest position and guidelines go to:  or telephone 03708 506506

If you are not on the internet then there is a manual option available via a link from the same web site you will need to get a friend to download and print the form for you, go to the library and use the internet there or obtain a form by post from the environment agency Tel: 03708 506 506 (Mon - Fri 8am - 6pm)


A copy of the registration and permit must be filed with the deeds of the property and you should keep receipts as proof of regular emptying (desludging) and maintenance for 5 years. Property sales could be held up for those properties where registration and a permit are required and they have not been obtained.



Cesspool/Septic tank Emptying Service - Options


The information given below is reproduced in good faith and was based on the best available.  Neither the Stelling Minnis Parish Council nor the Webmaster accept any liability for any inaccuracies.  The onus is on the user to verify charges and services with their selected contractor before entering into agreement or binding contract. No recomendation is given as to which company to use - ask your neighbours or friends for their recomendations.





01233 646767 

37 Sandyhurst Lane

Ashford TN25 4NS


would give discount for 2x1000 gallon tanks if houses are in same area.


01233 840624 

Unit 6

Pivington Mill Ind. Est.

Pluckley TN27 0PG


may give discount if 2/3 loads can be emptied  on one journey to Stelling Minnis


We now offer the following services: 

High Pressure Jetting

 Repairs & Servicing to Sewage Treatment Plants



01622 631688

The Paddock

Detling Hill, Maidstone


discount for one journey to 2/3 houses


01622 717717 or  0500 053 429

Mills Road

Quarrywood Ind. Est.


known as CSG

Probably the only company with a jetting service and could completely flush out a tank .    No discounts


R & R Environmental Services

01233 820270.



S & D Sewage Services Ltd

07850 552706 / 01622 844708
We carry out cesspool emptying, high pressure jetting and service to all makes of sewage treatment plants.



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One or two exceptions, which are connected to the Bossingham mains drainage scheme, e.g. Stelling Minnis Primary School, all properties have either septic tanks or cesspools.  A few properties, e.g. those on Minnis Green & Minnis Field, have a communal cesspool scheme.


The 2007 Village Appraisal included questions on the arrangements for emptying septic tanks/cesspools and sought to determine if there would be any interest in mains drainage.  Unless funding arrangements significantly change or the requirement on Southern Water compels then to provide it, then there is unlikely to be mains drainage provided to any other properties in Stelling Minnis.



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