Some businesses may require a trade waste meter to measure trade waste discharge quantities. This will be outlined in each Trade Waste Permit.
A trade waste meter is a meter installed to measure the volume of trade waste discharge to the sewer and may be:
- a water meter which measures the potable water entering the trade waste generating area or
- a wastewater meter which measures the volume of trade waste discharged to the sewer.
Trade waste meters should meet the Queensland Plumbing and Wastewater Code and WSA 15-2014 Trade Waste Metering Code of Practice and be placed in a location that is accessible and does not poses a risk to the person reading the meter.
Trade waste meters are not required for all business. If a trade waste meter is required, details of the meter installation and maintenance requirements will be a condition of the Trade Waste Discharge Permit issued for the business.