Water and wastewater services for Kent, Sussex, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
Waste services

From tankered waste and trade effluent services to our biosolid fertiliser for agriculture and land reclamation, we have your business waste needs covered

Your area

Find out if Southern Water supplies your home, check your water quality or explore what's happening in your area.
 

Need help?

Type your question into the box below or see what other customers often ask.

Legislation

The discharge of trade effluent to the public sewer is specifically governed by the Water Industry Act 1991.

Main sections concerning trade effluent
Section Content
Section 111 Restriction on the discharge of harmful materials to the public sewer
Section 118 (1) Consent required for discharge of trade effluent into public sewer
Section 118 (5) Offence to discharge trade effluent without consent
Section 119 Application for trade effluent consent
Section 120 Applications for the discharge of special category effluent
Section 121 Conditions that may be attached to consents
Section 121 (5) Offence to contravene the conditions of consent
Section 122 Appeals to the Director with respect to decisions on applications etc
Section 123 Appeals with respect to the discharge of special category effluent
Section 124 Variation of consents
Section 125 Variations within time limit
Section 126 Right of appeal with respect to variations of consent
Section 127 Review by the Environment Agency of consents relating to special category effluent
Section 128 Application for variation of time for discharge
Section 129 Agreements with respect to the disposal etc of trade effluent
Section 130 Reference to the Environment Agency of agreements relating to special category effluent
Section 131 Review by the Environment Agency of agreements relating to special category effluent
Section 132 – 134 References and reviews relating to special category effluent
Section 135 Restrictions on power to fix charges under Chapter III
Section 136 Use of information from meters
Section 137 Relates to appeals under section 122 or 126(1)
Section 138 Definition of “special category effluent”
Section 139 Power to apply Chapter III to other effluents
Section 140 Pre-1989 Act authority for trade effluent discharges etc
Section 141 (1) Definition of trade effluent and trade premises
Section 142 – 144 Power of water undertakers to raise trade effluent charges
Section 168 – 172 Right of entry. Southern Water trade effluent staff have the right to enter a premises to carry out our Statutory functions
Section 196 Duty of undertaker to maintain a public register. Southern Water is required to make available to the public on request, all issued Consent information
Section 204 Provision of information to sewerage undertaker with respect to trade effluent discharges
 
 
 
  Close box