Overview of Liquid Trade Waste Regulation (2 days)

The department offers local water utilities in regional NSW a Liquid Trade Waste Regulation course. Compliance with the Best-Practice Management of Water Supply and Sewerage Guidelines, (August 2007) requires water utilities to implement an appropriate liquid trade waste policy; issue an approval under the Local Government Act 1993 for each liquid trade waste discharger to its sewerage system; and to implement best-practice sewerage and trade waste pricing. These requirements comprise the NSW Framework for Regulation of Sewerage and Trade Waste, which is set out in the 2009 Liquid Trade Waste Regulation Guidelines.

This overview course is run on days 1 and 2 of the five-day Liquid Trade Waste Regulation course.

On completion of the course you'll have an understanding of liquid trade waste regulation and pricing of sewerage and trade waste in regional NSW areas.

Who should attend?

Council officers with a limited involvement in trade waste regulation, small councils without high-risk trade waste dischargers, and council administration staff processing sewerage and trade waste bills or development applications.

Topics covered

  • Legislation applicable to trade waste regulation
  • Development and implementation of a liquid trade waste policy
  • Best practice sewerage and trade waste pricing
  • Requirements for acceptance of trade waste discharges to the sewerage system.

Resulting qualifications

A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to all participants.

Course prerequisites

It is recommended that participants familiarise themselves with the 2009 Liquid Trade Waste Regulation Guidelines ((PDF 3.3 MB)) prior to attending the course.

What is included

A copy of 2009 Liquid Trade Waste Regulation Guidelines, lunches, morning and afternoon tea, course dinner on the first evening.

What is not included

Writing material, calculator, accommodation, other meals not specified, transport to and from the course.

Course details

Information on course dates, locations and costs can be found in the course schedule.

Registration of interest

Registration of interest for attending this course can be submitted by email to water.lwutraining@dpi.nsw.gov.au

The department will send an invitation to this course, registration forms, venue details, the program and a timetable to all local water utilities approximately four months before the course.