Have you checked your trade effluent charges recently? You may find they are incorrect particularly since water market deregulation.

In any business large or small indications are trade effluent charges are rarely checked or audited to see if the individual charging element that make up the total charges are correct.


Often if the total charges are on budget or look similar to previous charges the bill is passed and paid.


Some industries who have trade effluent are those in the manufacturing and production of products whether its metals, glass, plastic or food production.


Trade effluent is the waste liquid classed as effluent which is not domestic liquid waste that derives from showers and hand washing or food preparation and surface water that is discharged from the site into water companies waste drains.


Quite often trade effluent waste discharge volumes and costs are over looked in favour of water input use, but volumes of water in equates to waste out and the charges for trade effluent are higher than water as a general rule.


Water companies charge for trade effluent based on the mogden formula. There are a number of different charging elements that make up the total charge.


So to reduce these charges going forwards both in terms of volume and content, high levels of expertise both in manufacturing and production processes and scientific expertise is needed.


Working closely with the trade effluent discharger is paramount to maximizing on trade effluent bills.


Reductions of between 20 per cent and 60 per cent in trade effluent charges are entirely possible.


Take a trade effluent bill audit today with H20 Building Services , the audit will cost you nothing but the returns could be significant.