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Waste Impacts - Water 2
 
Accidental discharges greater than permitted levels often damage the watercourse, killing fish and other aquatic life.

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Waste pollutants accumulate in estuarine and coastal zones causing hazards to marine and human life.

The Environment Agency and the Sewerage Undertaker (SU) regulate industrial effluent flushed into the sewerage system.

The SU will allocate specific loads and discharge times for these effluents in order that effective capture and treatment can be maintained.

Charges based on a calculation called the 'Mogdon Formula' are made to the organisation. This formula takes into account the types, quantities and frequency of the effluent.


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