Austin Water regulates all liquid waste haulers operating within the City of Austin's jurisdiction in accordance with City Code. The wastes regulated include sewage, water and wastewater treatment plant sludge, and wastes from septic tanks, grease traps, grit traps and portable toilets. Austin Water also operates an approved receiving station for certain types of hauled liquid wastes. An overview of the program and its requirements are included below. These regulations help protect public health, safety and the quality of Austin area waters by ensuring that these types of waste are managed and disposed of properly.