- Connecting premises within sewered areas
- Issuing and renewing industrial discharge permits
- Issuing permits to operate wastewater carriers
- Issuing notary clearances for sale of property
- Issuing wastewater clearances for building permits and morcellement permits
- Disposal of expired liquid products – ensuring compliance of same under the Fourth Schedule of Regulations 2004
- Undertaking testing of samples of water and wastewater
- Attending to blockages related to public sewer.
This service is free of charge for a first application, subject to a ceiling which has been approved by the Government.
Application for building clearance must be made online or at the head office of the WMA at the following address: The Celicourt, Sir Celicourt Antelme Street, Port Louis.
Wastewater charges are calculated on the volume of water consumed, with a minimum charge for those using less than 10 M3 per month.
All wastewater outlets, that is, toilet, bathroom, kitchen and laundry discharges are connected to the wastewater system.
Rain waters from the roof and yard should not be connected to the wastewater treatment system. These waters should be discharged separately in a soakaway.
Excess amount of food, grease or oils will overload and damage the wastewater treatment system, which may eventually lead to blockages.
Normal amounts of household bleach, disinfectants and detergents will not harm the domestic wastewater treatment system. However, excessive amounts of bleach will temporarily reduce the treatment capacity, as the microorganisms needed to treat the biological waste will be killed off.
I am not being billed for wastewater charges but my building is connected to the public sewer. What should I do?
The Customer Care of the WMA should be contacted, without delay on 206-3000 or at the following address: The Celicourt, Sir Celicourt Antelme Street, Port Louis.