Codes of practice for low-risk trade effluent
Under the Trade Effluent Control Regulations 2010 the Bureau has a duty to produce codes of practice for the management of low risk trade effluent discharges.
These codes of practice define:
· the minimum requirements for managing low risk trade effluent discharges; and
· the roles responsibilities of wastewater collection licensees and the customers who make low-risk trade effluent discharges.
The Trade Effluent Control Regulations currently define the discharges made by certain types of laundries and restaurants as low risk and the Bureau has developed codes of practice for these through consultation with sewerage services licensees and concerned government departments.
The Codes of Practice are owned by the Bureau and enforced by wastewater collection licensees.