Trade waste fees and charges

Trade waste fees and charges

Important information regarding pricing changes for trade waste customers are detailed in 2022-23 Trade waste pricing changes.

Trade waste subscription fee

A quarterly trade waste subscription fee (site risk rating dependant) will apply with the first quarterly charge being applied at 1 October 2022 (GST incl.).

Trade Waste Subscription Fee - Minimal Risk (every quarter)$5.15
Trade Waste Subscription Fee - Minor Risk (every quarter)$12.90
Trade Waste Subscription Fee - Low Risk (every quarter)$29.25
Trade Waste Subscription Fee - Medium Risk (every quarter)$70.50
Trade Waste Subscription Fee - High Risk (every quarter)$149.00

Trade waste non-compliance fees

For customers who have failed to service their pre-treatment devices as instructed by SA Water. SA Water's primary means of evidence for the servicing of your pre-treatment device is the scanning of your QR2ID tag. These fees apply if you fail to scan your tag even if the physical service has been completed. These charges are not subject to GST.

Failure to service grease arrestor/settling pit fee (up to 2,400 L, every four weeks) $162.00
Failure to service grease arrestor/settling pit fee (2,400 L and above, every four weeks) $324.00
For customers required to install a pre-treatment device or upgrade/repair  an existing pre-treatment  device within stipulated timelines. This charge is not subject to GST. 
Failure to install/upgrade/repair pre-treatment fee (every four weeks) $465.00

Trade waste volume and load based charges

Charges apply to customers when trade waste discharges exceed 10 tonnes of biochemical oxygen demand or suspended solids, or 20 tonnes of total dissolved solids or a volume of 10,000 kL per year. These charges are not subject to GST.

Parameter

Charge rate

Range of application

Volume

$0.240 per kL

All volume

Biochemical oxygen demand

$0.393 per kg

Up to 1000 mg/L

 

$0.550 per kg

For component of load above 1000 mg/L

Suspended solids

$0.349 per kg

All concentrations

Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen

$0.615 per kg

All concentrations

Total phosphorus

$2.996 per kg

All concentrations

Cost reflective volume and load based charges

Trade waste volume and load-based charges apply to the maximum concentrations and volumes specified in a customer’s authorisation. Any discharges above limits are deemed non-compliant and may incur the full long run marginal cost recovery of accepting and disposing of the non-compliant portion from the customer, or for significant non-compliance, the cost reflective charge may apply to your entire trade waste discharge. These charges are not subject to GST.

Volume

$0.714 per kL

Biological oxygen demand

$0.550 per kg

Suspended solids

$0.562 per kg

Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen

$2.961 per kg

Total phosphorus

$17.225 per kg

Estimate your charges

Stormwater to sewer

Applies to customers with special dispensation to discharge stormwater to sewer from unroofed areas.

Annual fee - $12.40 per square metre (not subject to GST)

Waste macerator discharge

This fee applies to customers with disposable receptacle macerators.

Annual fee - $582.00 per macerator (not subject to GST)

Grease solids profile fee

This fee applies to customers who request a re-evaluation of their grease arrestors service frequency.

$75.50 (including GST)

Grease Arrestor Maintenance Application (GAMA) tag replacement

This fee applies to the replacement of GAMA tags.

$89.00 (including GST)