In order to obtain permission to discharge, you should contact your Retailer who will help you complete a G/02 Form. This will be submitted to Wessex Water by your retailer and, if fully completed, will initiate the consent application process.
If you do not know who your retailer is, check on your recent water bills or visit the Open Water website for further information.
If you need to make a connection into our sewerage network, you will need to do this before you apply for a consent. Please follow the guidance provided by our Developer Services Team.
As part of the consent application process, we will assess the risk associated with your proposed discharge and conduct internal consultations to determine whether we have available capacity to receive it, both in terms of Network requirements (i.e. sewer pipes and pumping stations) and Treatment requirements (i.e. receiving Water Recycling Centre).
The Trade Effluent Officer responsible for your area may get in touch to arrange a site visit or simply to discuss the details of your application and any further information that may help us assess your proposed discharge.
If the proposed discharge is suitable for discharge to public sewer, capacity is available, and we do not need to refer to a third-party agency, we will issue a Trade Effluent Consent within 2 months of receiving a fully completed application.
Please find further guidance in the documents and links section.