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Legal requirements

It is against the law for businesses to discharge trade waste without a Trade Waste Agreement.

Section 178 of the Water Act 1989, states that it is an offence to discharge trade waste into the sewerage system managed by Yarra Valley Water without a Trade Waste Agreement or consent.

Penalty: 200 penalty units and, for a continuing offence, an additional penalty of 
80 penalty units for each day on which the offence continues.

In certain circumstances the premises may be disconnected from the sewerage system.

For more information about the Water Act 1989 visit the Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents website and go to the Victorian Law Today section and search for 'water act', or download Authorised Version 116 (19 September 2016).