Sewage Treatment Plant monitoring
Council operates three Sewage Treatment Plants which are licenced by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) in accordance with the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (POEO). A requirement of the licences is that the Licensee make publicly available any monitoring data as well as the Pollution Incident Response Management Plan (PIRMP). The monitoring requirements are set by the EPA and are specific for the activities being undertaken.
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.
Water Treatment Plant monitoring
Council also operates a Water Treatment Plant in Casino. Whislt the site does not require a licence or monitoring by the EPA, Council supplies the following data for consumers information which is available on the Water Treatment Plant page. The testing is undertaken at Richmond Water Laboratories (NATA-accredited) and includes reports on the Consumer Weekly, Monthly and Quarterly, Weekly and Monthly Raw and Finished reports and Weekly Fluoride.
Richmond Valley Council EPA Licences
The licences for each facility are available for download on the EPA Licence and Monitoring Data page.
The PIRMP’s can be found on the Pollution Incident page.
For further information about the requirement of licensee’s to publish pollutant monitoring data, visit the EPA website.
Pollution monitoring results
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.
To access monitoring results go to the Sewerage Treatment Plant page.
To access monitoring results go to the Water Treatment Plant page .
Results are available for download and contain data since March 2012.
Any notes on over-limits are identified in yellow highlighting.
|Total N||Total Nitrogen|
|Total P||Total Phosphorous|
|BOD||Bio Oxygen Demand|
|F Col.||Faecol Coliforms|
|Elec Cond.||Electrical Conductivity|