Source Management Information and Guidelines
Directory of Trade Waste Guidelines
The list below provides an overview of current trade waste guidelines from across Australia.
The Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) developed a guideline
that could be used to evaluate the risks associated with the wastewater
which is discharged into the sewer system.
The Agriculture and Resource Management Council of Australia and New Zealand and the Australian and New Zealand Environment and Conservation Council (1994) proposed national trade waste guidelines. These document suggests some guideline values for temperature, pH, oil and grease, methylene blue active substances (MBAS), ammonia, TKN, TP, sulphate, sulphite, chlorine, aluminum, iron and manganese. On the other hand, it suggests that the local authority set discharge limits on BOD5, COD, TOC, TDS and SS.
New South Wales
The NSW Department of Water and Energy (now the NSW Office of Water, within the NSW Department of Primary Industries) developed a comprehensive Liquid Trade Waste Guidelines. These guidelines identify the likely pre-treatment required for each of the commercial operations. Also, the guidelines suggest the charges that can be levied for discharging liquid waste into sewerage system.
SA Water has developed several trade waste fact sheets which can be used to control the trade waste being discharged from each of the commercial/industrial establishments.
The Victorian Water Industry Association and the EPA Victoria developed best practice guideline for managing trade waste by the Victorian Water Authorities. This best practice guideline include several case studies and risk assessment methods.
PowerWater of Northern Territories have developed more like a manual for the trade and industry operators, which helps them to manage their trade waste by providing primary treatment before discharging into sewer system.
Queensland has developed trade waste charging and management guidelines based on the trade and industry types.
The Brisbane Water developed its trade waste guideline based on the National Guidelines for Sewerage Systems – Acceptance of Trade Waste (Industrial Waste).
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