Hi, we think our fosse is full and needs emptying urgently. Does anyone know someone who can do this for us. We are in Ruffec 16700. Thanks
We use Dempure based in Saintes (about an hour from us, so they cover a large area). Tel: 0546740745. I don't know if they respond quickly though.
In extremis, maybe you could ask at the Mairie if there's a farmer who'll empty it for you.
Hello Alathea Fisher - Dutartre are a national outfit that empties and pressure washes our system every 18 months. They have a branch in Ruffec - they come to us from there - 05 45 21 57 43, and it costs around €160 including clearing out the bac de graisse. Your tank should not be overflowing, so if it is you have a blocked outlet.
Your fosse should be full. It has a crust on top and incoming effluent displaces treated water that passes to the drainage field. It is how the system works.
So, being full is not a problem, but overflowing is. The solids that settle at the bottom should be sucked out at intervals. Depending on the size and number of occupants, this can very.
Thanks all. I have called Dutatre and they are coming tomorrow.