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EPA pollution monitoring data

Pollution monitoring data reports

Council operates five sewage treatment plants in the Eurobodalla Shire under environment protection licenses.

NSW EPA controls licenses under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (POEO Act). Licence conditions relate to pollution prevention and monitoring. We must publish the pollution monitoring data within 14 days of collecting it.

You can read our monthly data reports for the last four years.

Pollution Incident Response Management Plan

The POEO Act requires us to have a Pollution Incident Response Management Plan (the plan) for our sewage treatment plants and sewer reticulation system. The plan:

  • ensures that pollution incidents are avoided where possible
  • ensures that if an incident does occur, we manage it in the right way. This minimises the effects on the environment and human health.

The plan for Eurobodalla's sewage treatment infrastructure outlines:

  • procedures for notifying a pollution incident
  • the immediate action we need to take to reduce or control any pollution
  • procedures for coordinating any action taken to combat the pollution.

Objectives of the plan

The objectives of the Pollution Incident Response Management Plan are to:

  • communicate the pollution incident to relevant authorities and people outside of the facilities the incident could have affected, in a detailed and timely way
  • minimise and control the risk of any pollution incident that may occur at the facilities by identifying the risks and developing planned actions to manage them
  • ensure trained staff:
    • identify the person(s) responsible for implementing the plan
    • implement the plan
    • regularly check that the plan is accurate, suitable and up to date.

Read the plan

We can help you

For more information, please contact Water Quality Officer, Tim Neenan: