Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
If your effluents are unsuitable for discharging to the public sewer, or there is no public sewer available, you could:
If you cannot discharge an effluent to the public sewer it will be classed as waste. You must comply with your duty of care responsibilities when dealing with your waste.
Your water and sewerage company may not accept discharges of effluents that contain substances which may harm the sewer or treatment process, or be harmful to human health. Harmful substances include:
Your water and sewerage company will advise you if your effluent can be accepted to the public sewer. If it cannot be accepted, you will need to consider other options for treatment or disposal.
Dealing with effluent that cannot go to foul sewer
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