Apply for industrial discharge approval

Shoalhaven Water is responsible for assessing business activities and issuing approvals for discharging liquid trade waste into Council's sewerage system.

On review of an application, we will assess the proposed activity and if satisfied all pre-treatment requirements have been met, we will issue an approval.

If you are leasing a property to conduct your business, you must obtain the land owner's consent prior to applying for approval to discharge liquid trade waste into our sewerage system.

Steps to apply

Before you start

Step 1.Understand your pre-treatment requirements

As a guide, industrial activities generally involve large volumes and high level of contaminated liquid trade waste. This needs to be appropriately pre-treated before being discharged into the sewerage system.

Industrial activities require individual assessment and a consultant may be required.

Step 2.Have your supporting documentation ready

To complete your application, you will need:

  • Consultants report (if available)
  • Relevant hydraulic plans and pre-treatment equipment specifications (as appropriate)
  • A copy of the land owner's consent (if property is leased)

How to apply

Step 1.Download and complete the application form

Download Form

Step 2.Attach your completed form and supporting documentation to an email

Address your email to

Need help?

Need help? Contact us today

Call us on (02) 4429 3214 or visit your closest administration centre

Nowra Administration Centre
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
36 Bridge Road, Nowra NSW 2541

Ulladulla Branch Office
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
14 Deering Street, Ulladulla NSW 2539

More information

Discharging liquid trade waste into Council's sewerage system without Council approval is an offence and penalties may apply.