Cesspits made of glass-fibre reinforced plastic (GFRP)

Cesspits are watertight tanks for domestic waste water containing faecal matter (sewage). Given that cesspits are not connected to the sewer system, professional emptying and disposal must be carried out at regular intervals.

Regulatory framework

In this work area, DIBt grants national technical approvals (abZ) and/or general construction technique permits (aBG).

Application forms

National procedure

A national technical approval (abZ) and/or oder general construction technique permit (aBG) is granted upon application (see Model Building Code (MBO), Sections 16a(2) and18(2) and (4)). This also applies to amendments and supplements to, or renewals of existing approvals and/or construction technique permits.

No formal requirements apply. The following information is needed: name and address of the applicant, description of the product and/or construction technique and its field of use or application, type of decision required (new decision, amendment or supplement to, or renewal of, an existing decision).

Please feel free to use the template below.

Application for a national technical approval and/or construction technique permit (3 pages)

Version: January 2018; Application form

Application for amendment / supplementation / renewal of a national technical approval and/or construction technique permit (4 pages)

Version: January 2018; Application form

Guideline: How to provide drawings for national technical approvals and general construction technique permits (5 pages)

Version: July 2017

European Technical Assessment (ETA)

To start the ETA procedure, please submit the form below. We will then check if the prerequisites for issuing an ETA are met, i.e., in particular, if the product is not fully covered by an existing harmonised standard. If the prerequisites are met, we will check whether a European Assessment Document (EAD) covering the requested assessment scope already exists or still needs to be developed. If an EAD needs to be developed or amended, a complete technical file needs to be established before the procedure can begin.

Form for requesting a European Technical Assessment (ETA) (2 pages)

Last updated: 16 June 2022

  • abZ/aBG
  • Z = new decision | E = supplement | Ä = amendment | V = renewal | G = valid until
    Subject concerned Applicant Decision no. Validity
    from / to
    Sammelbehälter aus glasfaserverstärktem Polyesterharz (GFK) für die Sammlung von häuslichem Abwasser

    AlexDesign - PolyGlas GmbH

    Birkenallee 13-15

    12683 Berlin

    Z-40.14-457 Z: 25.09.2019
    G: 01.10.2024

Holger Eggert
Head of Section – Water Pollution Control: Tanks, Pipes and Safety Systems

Phone +49 30 78730-324
Email hee(at)dibt(.)de

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