Trade Waste

Trade wastewater is any liquid waste and any substance contained within it discharged to the sewerage system from a business premise other than normal domestic sewage.

Only trade wastewater which complies with specific guidelines may be discharged into the sewerage system.

All companies and businesses operating in the Hunter Water area of operations and discharging trade wastewater into the sewerage system need to be aware of our trade wastewater requirements.

Trade wastewater fees consist of:

  • application fees for new trade waste customers
  • renewal fees for existing trade waste customers
  • an annual agreement fee
  • additional inspection fees (where applicable)
  • variable trade wastewater discharge fees based on the strength and volume of trade wastewater being discharged (where applicable)

Trade Wastewater Agreements

Information on your obligations, our standards and the charges levied by us for trade wastewater disposal, including how to apply for a trade wastewater agreement. Find out more.


Trade Wastewater Standard Drawings

The trade wastewater standards drawings for acceptance of trade wastewater to sewer. Find out more.

Guidelines