Trade Effluent

If you’ve suddenly found out you’re operating above your trade effluent consent limits or need a new trade effluent consent then we have over 30 years of experience in this area. So much so that two of the UK’s Water Company’s now use ourselves for specialist assessments. 

We help with the liaison and negotiation with a sewage undertaker to help you obtain a new or revised consent that will allow your business to operate lawfully and efficiently. Peak have provided guidance and advice for a variety of food manufacturers and other commercial businesses across the country to ensure they will be operating within their consent.

Whether you require a new consent or a revision to an existing consent we can help by designing a flows and loads study that can be undertaken by ourselves or your own staff. This study will provide the data needed to make any recommendations for a treatment process as well as provide comfort that the limits requested are achievable.

Given our expert witness background, we also have the ability to help with difficult negotiations when clients are under enforcement action or being prosecuted for alleged breaches of their consent.

Benefits and summary of services provided:

  • Wealth of experience in trade effluent studies and investigation
  • Liaison with regulators ahead of making an application
  • Submit applications with studies dealing with the questions asked regarding loads and strengths required
  • Provide independent expert witness services in the event of enforcement or prosecution for defence or prosecution cases

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