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cesspit

a pit to retain the sediment, usually fecal, of a drain.
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I was in Mombasa about a month ago and could not believe what a cess-pit it has become.
Her graphic accounts include "the casual excretory habits of the courtiers" and Samuel Pepys' consternation when the night-soil men "slopped their way through [his] house" to recover a neighbor's waste which had backed up through his own cess-pit.
The initial production of methane that comes from digestion (85%) is followed by an additional emission (15%) from massive "lagoons," a euphemism for cess-pits of untreated farm animal waste.