With the introduction of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (POEO Act) the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) requires all holders of environment protection licences to make publicly available pollution monitoring data.
Under Council’s care are sewerage treatment plants in Casino, Coraki, Evans Head, Waste & Resource Recovery facility at Nammoona (Casino), Woodview quarry and the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange (NRLX). Testing is set by the EPA under requirements specific to each sites licence.
Richmond Valley Council EPA licences
Council holds licences for the below facilities and the licences are available for download:
- Casino Sewerage Treatment Plant Licence
- Coraki Sewerage Treatment Plant Licence
- Evans Head Sewerage Treatment Plant Licence
- Nammoona (Casino) Landfill Licence
- Bora Ridge (Coraki) Landfill Licence
- Woodview Quarry Licence
- Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange Licence
Pollution monitoring results
|Total N||Total Nitrogen|
|Total P||Total Phosphorous|
|BOD||Bio Oxygen Demand|
|UV-254||A test for UV absorption|
|F Col.||Faecol Coliforms|
|Elec Cond.||Electrical Conductivity|
For the water treatment plant, the following water sample results are available: Consumer Weekly, Monthly and Quarterly, Weekly and Monthly Raw and Finished reports and Weekly Fluoride.
For the sewage treatment plants, quality data for Casino, Coraki and Evans Head is available in Excel spreadsheet. The spreadsheets on the individual STP pages have both historical and current data.
When a result is recorded which is over the licensee’s prescribed limit, an explanation of why the excess occurred is required to complement the data. Any notes on over-limits are identified in yellow highlighting.
Monitoring data can be found below or for further information about the requirement of licensee’s to publish pollutant monitoring data, visit the EPA website.