Industrial trade effluent treatment

Companies with a wastewater stream can reduce trade effluent bills by letting WPL manage their entire industrial wastewater treatment and disposal system. The Mogden Formula is the way UK regulatory authorities calculate trade effluent bills, based on the level of chemical oxygen demand (COD) and suspended solids (SS) in industrial wastewater, and the volume of effluent before it enters the sewers.

WPL can help manage and reduce these trade effluent costs by working closely with clients to develop a site-specific package industrial effluent treatment plant, operated and maintained through a comprehensive Managed Service Agreement.

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We will meet your business goals:

  • Provide a free full site audit to provide the specification for a bespoke industrial effluent treatment system
  • Supply the industrial treatment system with no capital investment – payment is made monthly via a profit-share scheme
  • Take on full responsibility of operating and maintaining your industrial wastewater treatment system – with no additional cost – allowing you to focus on your core business
  • Supply all maintenance equipment and consumables and carry out regular sampling remotely by telemetry
  • Treat to an acceptable level for disposal by mains sewerage reduces tankering costs – WPL can also manage any sludge removal from your site
  • Ensure all systems are compliant with relevant final effluent discharge standards


Typical industrial effluent treatment applications include:

  • Abattoirs, meat and poultry wastewater treatment
  • Brewery, winery and soft drink manufacture wastewater treatment
  • Baking and confectionery, ready meals and vegetable production and packaging manufactures wastewater treatment
  • Commercial laundry wastewater treatment
  • Cosmetics manufactures production and packaging wastewater treatment
  • Dairy including milk, cream, yoghurt and cheese processing and packaging wastewater treatment
  • Fish processing wastewater treatment
  • Paper mills wastewater treatment
  • Petrochemical wastewater treatment
  • Pharmaceutical wastewater treatment
  • Textile wastewater treatment

Case study at a glance

With potential annual bill increases from Southern Water of 10% per year Hampshire Cosmetics realised their long term bills were likely to double within 5 years, significantly out stripping the rate of inflation and seriously impacting on overhead costs. WPL approached Hampshire Cosmetics with an innovative method of significantly reducing trade effluent bills and the environmental impact of discharging trade effluent from its manufacturing plant.

WPL reduces trade effluent bill for Hampshire Cosmetics case study