Our top priorities are
- Ensuring your company meets its legal obligations to comply with your trade effluent discharge consent
- Helping you save money on your trade effluent MOGDEN charges and mains water
For any producer of trade effluent who wishes to discharge to foul sewer or a environmental area, it is a legal requirement to apply for a trade effluent discharge consent before any discharge takes place.
A typical discharge consent will limit the contaminants that are allowed and may include some or all of the following items:
- Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD)
- Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD)
- Solids – total suspended (TSS) / settleable (SS) / rapidly settleable (RSS)
- Fats, Oils and Greases / Saponifiable / Unsaponifiable Oils
- Sulphide / sulphate
- Phosphorus / Phosphate
All of these materials in sufficient quantity can cause problems for a sewer network, public safety, the environment, etc. and hence the limits that are set by the water company or the Environment Agency.
This forms part of your legal requirements. Failure to comply can result in prosecution, fines and potential revoking of a discharge consent.