Trade Effluent


ECAS can provide Water and Sewerage companies with Trade Effluent consent programmes. In the majority of countries Trade effluent will include any wastewater derived from a production process or from washing or cooling activities.

Premises producing trade effluent vary in size from small launderettes to large chemical manufacturing facilities.

Trade effluent can damage sewers, sewage treatment processes and the watercourses that it is discharged to. It can also affect the health and safety of anyone working in or around the sewerage networks.

Every Water and Sewerage company needs to ensure that their infrastructure and treatment processes work effectively, so that they can return treated wastewater safely back into the environment.

Client and Educational Programmes

ECAS believe that the most effective way to control pollution discharges is for water and sewerage companies to provide customer education programmes to their customers. ECAS believes customer education is about exchanging experiences and transferring knowledge in a manner that can be measured and supported which leads to achievable results. As a company we aim to develop common standards for environmental education and introduce new methods in teaching of environmental disciplines that is in line with our client’s strategic objectives.

These objectives are:

  1. Improvement of the teaching methods and techniques in the field of environmental science and sustainable development based on EU experience
  2. Development and maintenance of interactive educational information systems
  3. Introducing modern information technologies in education processes and environmental management practices
  4. The customer educational programmes will develop KPI’s that are measurable and supply supporting materials

Environmental education gained recognition when the UN Conference on the Human Environment held in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1972, declared environmental education must be used as a tool to address global environmental problems. To be most effective we believe that promoting a holistic approach and leading by example, building sustainable practices that can be taught in the classroom and encouraging students and parents to bring environmental education into their home.

ECAS has the relevant academic and practical experience to build customer education programmes that are effective in assisting water and sewerage companies in achieving high levels of customer engagement.

ECAS provides ISO 9001 Quality assured training for water and sewerage staff to carry out environmental inspections according to local regulatory requirements. ECAS also provides outsourcing services and our team of environmental inspectors are fully trained in accordance with the EU recommendation on Minimum Criteria for Environmental Inspections (RMCEI) and have a broad technical knowledge, including:

  1. Waste Permitting
  2. IPPC Licensing
  3. Trade Effluent Licensing
  4. EPA Discharge Licences
  5. Food Waste Regulations
  6. Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) management programmes