Trade Waste Discharge Permit - South Australia

Service summary

SA Water???s standard sewerage service to customers is the collection, treatment and disposal of wastewater from normal domestic activities and from staff and office amenities such as toilets, showers and tearooms. It prohibits the discharge of any other material into the sewerage system.

Customers wishing to discharge any other wastewater (such as trade waste) to SA Water???s sewerage system must first apply to SA Water for specific authorisation. This requirement includes new operators taking over an existing business, even if that business held a valid authorisation.

SA Water requires this because trade waste could upset normal operations, and harm its workers, infrastructure, public health or the environment. Trade waste is any wastewater and substances contained within it, arising from any commercial, industrial, business, trade or manufacturing activity, which is discharged from a property???s internal sewer connected to our sewerage system.

Whenever it is reasonable and practical to do so, SA Water will convey, treat and dispose of trade waste from authorised dischargers.

The non-complex application fee applies to most businesses such as commercial and light industrial operations. Applications that require a more involved assessment, such as complex or multiple discharges, large volumes or high risk activities will attract a higher application fee.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Duration

Most are ongoing. Some Industrial Permits have a fixed term.

Fees

Non complex $209
Complex $587

Administering agency

SA Water

Act(s) name

Water Industry Act 2012 (South Australia)

Contact details

General queries and customer service

The office is open from Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 4.30pm.



Operating address:
Level 6 , SA Water House
250 Victoria Square
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address:
GPO Box 1751
Adelaide SA 5001

Phone:

1300650950

Fax:

0870033366
tradewastebranch@sawater.com.au

Website:

http://www.sawater.com.au/SAWater/YourBusiness/TradeWaste/ Opens in a new browser window

Supporting information

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