Regulative changes

  • Existing regulations expected to drive higher investment
  • Regulations increase the frequency of maintenance intervals
  • Increasing standards and reporting requirements


Per month fat separators required to be emptied

Most regulations are at set at the municipal level. Regulations in general have in the past been in the form of higher investments on renovation to address environmental concerns, again due to more severe weather conditions. As local regulations are implemented, the frequency of maintenance intervals have increased in order to extend the life length and quality of underground infrastructure. One key takeaway from past regulations has been that requirements on reporting and documentation have increased significantly. Large, multinational and municipal customers require more stringent permits and certifications, as well as higher standards of documentation to meet QHSE regulations. All this combined with several other factors have resulted in higher scale advantages for large, focused UIM companies as smaller UIM companies cannot comply with the new requirements due to a lack of sufficient resources and expertise.