A discharge licence is a legal document issued by a local authority that regulates the discharge of wastewater from a facility into the environment. The licence specifies the quantity and quality of wastewater that can be discharged, as well as other compliance requirements, including documentation and control measures to prevent harm to the environment and public health. The licence is typically issued after an assessment of the facility’s wastewater treatment capabilities and environmental impact. The licence also sets out the consequences of non-compliance, including penalties and fines, and may be subject to periodic reviews to ensure ongoing compliance. In some cases, the discharge licence may include specific conditions or restrictions to protect sensitive ecosystems or water resources. Companies and facilities must adhere to the terms of their discharge licence to maintain compliance with environmental regulations and minimize their impact on the environment.