Liquid trade waste approvals

Icon Water remains committed to supporting the Canberra community during this difficult and uncertain time of COVID-19. The impacts of mandatory trading restrictions to businesses in our community are expected to be unprecedented and we aim to assist wherever possible. As such, we have reviewed certain conditions related to liquid trade waste approvals. These changes will strike a balance between protecting Canberra’s sewerage system and helping traders to reduce their operating costs. 

From 24 March 2020, Icon Water will enact temporary extensions to pre-treatment device servicing frequencies. These changes will ensure that the device is in a clean and stable state whilst it is either not in use or utilised less than it normally would be. Given it is uncertain how long this period of closure will last for, the temporary extensions to servicing frequencies will be in place until regular trading can re-commence. At such time, Icon Water will provide further directive related to these arrangements

The following minimum conditions will apply* from 24 March 2020 until regular trading resumes.
 
Retail Food Outlets - with no trading or reduced service (takeaway provision only)

Grease traps:

  • If the grease trap was pumped out prior to 2 March 2020; 
    • the next routine pump out must be conducted as planned (where it is safe to do so). 
  • Following this, the below conditions will apply; 
    • if restricted trading is continuing via takeaway only, a pump out will be required in 6 months time. 
    • if trading is not continuing, a pump out will not be required until 3 months after regular trading re-commences.
  • If the grease trap was pumped out recently (after 2 March 2020) and;
    • if restricted trading is continuing via takeaway only, a pump out will be required in 6 months time.
    • if trading is not continuing, a pump out will not be required until 3 months after regular trading re-commences.

Floor Wastes/Sink screens:

  • Must be cleaned as per conditions of the existing approvals and must be left clean prior to any shut down of a kitchen.

*Notwithstanding these temporary changes, customers must ensure that all pump out servicing complies with applicable manufacturers requirements, including any warranty obligations. 

Mechanical Workshops - with no trading or restricted trading
Oil/Water Separators: 

  • If the device was last serviced by an authorised agent prior to 2 March 2020, the next routine service must be conducted as planned and;
    • if trading is continuing, a service will be required as per standard approval conditions. 
    • if trading is not continuing, a service will not be required until 12 months after regular trading re-commences. 
  • If the device was serviced recently (after 2 March 2020) and;
    • if trading is continuing, a service will be required as per our standard approval conditions. 
    • if trading is not continuing, a service will not be required until 12 months after regular trading re-commences.

*Notwithstanding these temporary changes, customers must ensure that all servicing complies with applicable manufacturers requirements, including any warranty obligations.  

Icon Water will endeavour to contact customers who may be affected by this change, however should you have any questions, please talk to us on 6248 3111 or email talktous@iconwater.com.au.

NOTE:
Standard minimum pump out/servicing requirement

Pre-treatment device

Standard minimum pump out or servicing condition

Grease Traps

The grease trapshall be maintained regularly and the pump-out frequency to be set at every 13 weeks.

Oil/Water Separators

As per the manufacturer’s recommendations (which is generally not more than 12 months).