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cesspit

[′ses‚pit]
(civil engineering)

cesspool

cesspool
1. A lined and covered excavation in the ground which receives the discharge of domestic sewage or other organic wastes from a drainage system, so designed as to retain the organic matter and solids, but permitting the liquids to seep through the bottom and sides; also called a leaching cesspool or pervious cesspool.
2. (Brit.) A wooden box, usually lead-lined, constructed in a roof or gutter, to collect rainwater, which then passes to a downpipe.
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Well, cess pits need to be cleaned out, and the BBC, rather than accepting grovelling apologies and brushing the matter under the carpet, should get on with the job.
There was no sewerage - it was all being dumped into cess pits and the rubbish also wasn't being properly disposed of.
Shailesh's reaction is typical of many in this sprawling, chaotic place of precariously-built brick houses, bamboo and corrugated iron-roofed huts, milky cess pits, greasy fried food stalls and noisy, dusty workshops.
In these situations the vector control (VC) operations were transferred to the community, and the youth volunteers were involved in monitoring the breeding of filariasis vectors in cess pits.
But evidence of an industry on a smaller scale has been unearthed over the past 12 weeks with a host of small objects discovered - mainly from 14th and 15th century cess pits.
There were the usual cess pits so enjoyed by archaeologists and along the City Walls road, previously unseen portions of the original city wall, thought to date to the 1200s.
I would have thought they might have been better concentrating on completely cleaning out their own cess pits before they begin lecturing the rest of us.
Midland waste firm Limpia Waste Management has expanded into a new area by buying a company that collects and treats waste from cess pits and septic tanks.