Access the statement of approved acceptance criteria

This section describes the trade waste limits you need to know to discharge trade waste to the sewerage system.

The nature and levels of the characteristics of trade waste discharged must at all times comply with the standards set out in this schedule.

For a full list of accepted criteria download the following document:

Statement of approved acceptance criteria (157Kb)

Planned changes to acceptance criteria

We are improving the way we manage trade waste. Our planned changes involve replacing a total dissolved solids (TDS) limit with a sodium concentration and load limit.

June 2017 Acceptance criteria review: OH&S parameters and total dissolved solids to sodium limit

South East Water has lodged the final submission for proposed changes to trade waste acceptance criteria (outlined above) to the Essential Services Commission on 21 June 2017.

The Essential Services Commission has indicated a final determination will be provided by late September 2017. We will contact all affected customers after this time.

March 2017

Customers likely to be affected received a letter that explains the changes – aimed at reducing salinity in our sewerage system – and what it means for them. Customers were also encouraged to provide their feedback on the changes through a survey. 

More information is available in these Q&As, or available through our trade waste team on 9552 3662 or