If you plan to discharge trade effluent into one of our public sewers, you are required by law to obtain a trade effluent consent from us.
It is your responsibility to obtain a trade effluent consent prior to discharging into the public sewer network.
Trade effluent must not be discharged into a surface water drain, which would discharge directly into the environment without treatment, causing pollution.
Short-term discharges, such as contaminated groundwater from land remediation and building projects, are subject to temporary trade effluent authorisation.
Short-term discharges derived from flushing heating/cooling systems, potable water mains and sprinkler systems may not require an application for trade effluent consent. This is subject to the acceptance of specific conditions set out in our regulatory position statement.
If you are unsure whether you need consent, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.