In the UK if your business generates wastewater as part of its operations it is typically referred to as industrial wastewater or trade effluent and must be dealt in accordance with specific rules and regulations set by the local sewerage undertaker.
As a responsible business it is incredibly important that you treat this wastewater in the best possible way. It’s not just a matter of making sure you deal with it effectively, it is also required under the law.
Discharging Trade Effluent
Treating trade effluent or industrial wastewater in the proper manner can save your business lots of money and also help minimise your impact on the environment.
You have three basic options to choose from when discharging trade effluent:
- Discharging to surface waters.
- Discharging to sewers.
- Discharging to your own company wastewater treatment plant.
The first of these options requires your business to apply and be accepted for a consent to discharge notice.
The second option ensures the waste water your business discharges is sent to the sewers to be treated in a sewage works in your local area.
However even in this situation you will have to stay within set limits in order to avoid being penalised.
The final option is to create your own wastewater treatment plant on-site, to ensure the water is properly treated so it can either be reused or discharged without penalty.
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Investing in wastewater treatment services enables your business to potentially reuse the water it would otherwise get rid of.
It may be you are considering an in-depth programme for managing your wastewater.
In this case you can call on Water Treatment Services to help you work out the most appropriate way to do this cost-effectively at your business premises.
With elements such as aeration basins, sludge dewatering and managing treatment chemicals all coming into play, this process needs to be done properly.
Regardless of whether you are discharging your trade effluent to surface waters or to the sewers, it makes sense to ensure your wastewater management programme is following the best route to success.
We are able to assess your current operation and suggest improvements.
Furthermore we can also help you set up a brand new wastewater treatment system from the start, to ensure you have the best possible process in place.
Sustainable Industrial Wastewater & Trade Effluent Treatment Solutions
With creative, manageable and sustainable solutions forming part of our service package, Water Treatment Services can provide a whole range of options that may suit your needs.
The size of your business and the amount of trade effluent discharged can have a major effect on how much your wastewater treatment programme will cost.
A proper programme, specially designed for your business and no one else’s, will assure you of proper compliance, a cost-effective solution and the ability to stay within legal limits where required.
With offices in London serving the South and South East England, Manchester (North West), Birmingham (Midlands), Bristol (South East England and Wales), Leeds (North and North East) and Glasgow (Scotland), supported by regional teams of specially trained engineers, site service specialists and technical experts we can offer water management solutions across the whole of the UK.
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