Trade effluent is discharged from business premises into the sewer system in accordance with consent conditions set by the “sewerage undertaker” (water service company). The sewers convey the discharge to a waste water treatment works.
Employees should be aware of the consent conditions set by the water service company on discharges from their employer's premises. It is an offence to discharge trade effluent outside of these consent conditions and heavy fines can be imposed by the courts.
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