Sewage Specialists for the South East Region

Cesspits, septic tanks and sewage treatment plants are our business. Emptying, maintenance and installations are our passions.


Have your cesspits emptied regularly to avoid flooding and pollution.

Septic Tanks

Combination JetVac tankers to de-sludge tanks throughout the region.

Sewage Treatment Plants

Clenviro Matrix and Klargester BioDisc systems.

CCTV Drain Surveys

Our technicians use Scanprobe CCTV drain surveillance equipment to diagnose faults and inspect pipework.


See what customers have to say about us on our testimonials page.

Areas Covered

P.J. Cole (Southern) Ltd operates in Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, Berkshire, Middlesex, Kent and London.

Due to the rise in operating costs PJ Cole will be introducing a 12% average increase to our pricing structure, effective from 3rd April this year.

Cesspit and Septic Tank Emptying  
in Chichester, Dorking and Southern England

The Complete Emptying, Maintenance and Installation Service

At P.J. Cole (Southern) Ltd, we understand the importance of a well-kept sewage system. It isn’t always easy to find a service provider with the size, scope or the level of investment needed to meet your needs with safe, hygienic solutions. We welcome you to join our portfolio of satisfied customers and clients.

Our company offers cesspit emptying, septic tank emptying and sewage treatment plant maintenance services across all locations in the South of England. To assist our customers even further, we have user guides available on this website.

Areas covered by our engineers and operatives include Brighton, Chichester, Crawley, Dorking, Eastbourne, East Grinstead, Epsom, Guildford, Haywards Heath, Horsham, Lewes, Petersfield, Redhill, Reigate, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Uckfield, Winchester, Windsor and Woking.

Should you require cesspit or septic tank installers, or for us to supply and fit innovative sewage treatment plants from Clenviro Matrix and Klargester BioDisc, we are here to help. P.J. Cole (Southern) Ltd also uses the latest surveillance equipment from Scanprobe to perform CCTV drain surveys which highlight potential problems in the drainage system and allow us to quote for remedial works.

Our company’s main operating centre is in Dunsfold, Surrey, with a satellite centre in Cuckfield, West Sussex.


Specialist Consultants in the General Binding Rules
P.J. Cole (Southern) Ltd is the responsible face of liquid waste management with experience in environmentally friendly effluent discharges.


Our Company

P.J. Cole (Southern) Ltd is a specialist in off-mains drainage, and in the collection, carriage and disposal of liquid waste. Peter Cole started the business in 1983, and we became a limited company in 1996. Today, we cover Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, Berkshire, Middlesex, Kent and London as one of the region’s most trusted names in liquid waste management.

We currently have a team of 20+ employees, which combines more than a hundred years of industry experience.

Our customers are people just like you, and they come from the private and commercial sectors. You could be a homeowner or have your own smallholding. You might even run a public house, a hotel, industrial premises or a golf course. Whoever and wherever you are, we’re here to provide cesspit emptying, septic tank emptying and sewage treatment plant maintenance services when you need them.

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Should you need us in an emergency, we trade on a 24/7 basis, 365 days of the year.

  • Strong local and regional knowledge with many years of experience

  • A friendly and family-run company since 1983

  • Employer liability insurance of £10m

  • Public and product liability insurance of £5m

  • Pollution liability insurance of £5m

  • Professional indemnity insurance of £5m

  • Licensed waste carriers for the Environment Agency

P.J. Cole (Southern) Ltd has a fleet of 12 vacuum tankers, which we use to empty sewage and wastewater tanks. Our company operates with Whale Tankers, the best fleet vehicles in the liquid waste sector with a great global reputation. Our fleet also has 4 service vans.

We are proud to cover the region as official suppliers and installers of Clenviro Matrix sewage systems, as cesspit and septic tank installers, and as sewage treatment plant installers. We are proud users of Scanprobe equipment for CCTV drain surveys and surveillance.

Operationally, we cover all parts of Southern England. Brighton, Chichester, Crawley, Dorking, Eastbourne, East Grinstead, Epsom, Guildford, Haywards Heath, Horsham, Lewes, Petersfield, Redhill, Reigate, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Uckfield, Winchester, Windsor and Woking are just a few examples of our key service areas.


Our Services

P.J. Cole (Southern) Ltd, in its role as a liquid waste management specialist, has a complete service range available which covers all aspects of installation, emptying and maintenance for cesspits, septic tanks and sewage treatment plants. Whether you own one or multiple properties, we have the solutions you need readily available, and we will deliver them to you on a responsive basis throughout the region.

Our services include:

  • Cesspit emptying and maintenance

  • Septic tank emptying

  • Septic tank installations

  • Sewage treatment plant emptying

  • Sewage treatment plant maintenance

  • Sewage treatment plant installations

  • High-pressure drain jetting

  • CCTV drain surveys and surveillance

  • Drain and pipework repairs

  • Ditch and pond clearances

  • Swimming pool clearances

  • Pooling water and flood relief

  • Consultations and surveys

  • Soakaway (drainage field) installations

P.J. Cole (Southern) Ltd also deals with collapsed tanks, blockages and the rectification of discharges that fail to meet, or which do not comply with, the General Binding Rules and Environmental Permitting Regulations of 2015.

Please visit our testimonials page to see what our customers and clients have to say about our services.

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Tank Emptying and Maintenance

Our company covers the South of England as vacuum tanker operators with its own tanker fleet. We can dispatch an operative to visit your property or premises, either by appointment, on a scheduled contract basis or in an emergency.

Cesspit Emptying – We recommend that you have cesspits emptied at regular intervals of 6 weeks. Leaving it longer could lead to overflows and pollution.

Septic Tank Emptying – Figures vary as to how often you should book in for septic tank emptying. We personally recommend at least one visit per year depending on the number of people using the tank.

Sewage Treatment Plant Emptying – We also recommend at least an annual empty and service. De-sludging depends on the number of people and solid content within the tank.

We can empty cesspits, septic tanks and sewage treatment plants in Brighton, Chichester, Crawley, Dorking, Eastbourne, East Grinstead, Epsom, Guildford, Haywards Heath, Horsham, Lewes, Petersfield, Redhill, Reigate, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Uckfield, Winchester, Windsor and Woking, and in any of their surrounding areas.

Tank and System Installations

P.J. Cole (Southern) Ltd is as competent with installations as it is with its emptying and maintenance services. We cover the region as cesspit and septic tank installers, but we can also install drainage fields (soakaways) to help with water run-off and to prevent frequent issues with pooling.

We are particularly proud to trade as an approved installer of sewage treatment plants from Clenviro. The Clenviro Matrix system has domestic, commercial and industrial applications. It meets and exceeds current EA regulations, undergoing strict manufacture and inspection to BS EN 12566-3 standards.

Our installations are part of a complete service range, available to customers across all parts of Southern England. We offer a two-year service and installation guarantee, and a full 25-year manufacturer warranty on Clenviro Matrix sewage treatment plants.

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CCTV Drain Surveys

Innovative CCTV equipment is by far the most effective and efficient way to inspect tanks and drainage systems. We use CCTV drain survey equipment from Scanprobe Technologies. This equipment allows our technicians to check the condition of installations and drainage systems from above-ground level whilst relaying digital images to monitors.

P.J. Cole (Southern) Ltd uses these images to check for issues in the drainage system. This is very much a surveillance service and one that helps us to identify problems at the earliest opportunity. We can then provide you with a quotation for any remedial repair work required.

Please call us to book in for a CCTV drain survey. We also offer our clients a high-pressure jet washing service to clear any blockages found during surveillance.

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Small Sewage Discharge to Surface Water Guidance

If you discharge sewage into surface water, you may need a specific permit. This is essential because there are different permits available depending on the system you use. You should familiarise yourself with the different requirements and find out exactly what you need in order to apply for the specific permit.

If you discharge sewage or wastewater into surface water, you may need a permit, especially if you discharge into rivers, streams or lakes.

A permit may also be necessary for discharging into the ground via infiltration. This is known as groundwater activity.

You will need to apply to the Environment Agency for a permit should you fall into this category. Standalone refers to an activity that is not specifically a waste, installation or mining operation, but which still discharges waste or sewage into the groundwater system.

If you have a standalone system, you will need to know what the guidelines are and how to operate and discharge it correctly.

The following links should be of use to you:

General Binding Rules for Small Sewage Discharge to a Surface Water
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Search to See if you Have a Discharge Permit Already

We hope you enjoy your time on our website, and we look forward to welcoming you to P.J. Cole (Southern) Ltd as a new customer.

For cesspit and septic tank emptying services in Chichester, Dorking and Southern England, call 01483 200336. We also offer a complete choice of installations.

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01483 200336

Frys Cross Farm, Knightons Lane,
Dunsfold, Godalming,
Surrey, GU8 4NY