Where do you start when you need to purchase a new Treatment Plant to handle the Wastewater from your Production processes?
For us, it’s relatively easy; after all, H+E has been doing this for over 100 years. However, when you do it for the first time, it would certainly be perfectly reasonable to ask: “Where do I start”, and “What is required”?
In the majority of cases, your discharge will be to foul sewer, and therefore you will need to obtain a Consent to Discharge from your local Wastewater company.
Where do you start?
If you do not know which company supplies your water, and hence how to contact them, you can find the necessary information via this link:
In other cases, you may wish to discharge to a natural water course (stream, river, sea etc.). Consequently, you will need an Environmental Permit, issued by the Environment Agency:
We have listed below a number of links to websites and documents issued by the UK Government and Environment Agency. These provide guidance about what is expected and therefore assist you in planning your project. These often refer to Best Available Technique (BAT), which is the normal target and consequently an important factor in your planning.
We do hope that you find these links useful but, if you require any further advice and support we would be very happy to talk to you about your needs.
Please feel free to contact us here
The Industrial Emissions Directive:
Discharging Trade Effluent:
Best available techniques: environmental permits
Discharge of trade effluent to a natural water source (England and Wales)
How to comply with your environmental permit – Additional Guidance
Mining waste operations
Dairy and Milk Processing
Incineration of Waste
Food and Drink
Paper and Pulp
Non – Ferrous Metals and the Production of Carbon and Graphite