With the introduction of the Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2011 (POELA 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 and Riley’s Hill which are tested regularly for pollutants. Council also has waste & resource recovery facilities in Evans Head and Nammoona (Casino), a quarry, a water treatment plant in Casino and the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange. Testing is mandated by the EPA under requirements specific to each licence.
Richmond Valley Council EPA licences
The licences for each facility are available for download
- Casino Sewerage Treatment Plant Licence
- Casino Water Treatment Plant Licence
- Coraki Sewerage Treatment Plant Licence
- Evans Head Sewerage Treatment Plant Licence
- Nammoona (Casino) Landfill Licence
- Bora Ridge (Coraki) Landfill Licence
- Broadwater (Closed) Landfill Licence
- Evans Head Waste Facility Licence
- Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange Licence
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. The documents listed at the left under Sewerage Treatment Plants and Water 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|
|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.
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.