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Water

Byron Shire Council (BSC) is committed to managing its water supply catchments, treatment plant and supply assets to provide safe, high quality drinking water, which consistently meets or exceeds the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG) 2011, consumer satisfaction and other regulatory requirements.

 The Mullumbimby Water Treatment Plant (WTP) is operated by the BSC providing drinking water that is treated, filtered, and disinfected to residents in the MullumbimbyTownship.  The drinking water supply is sourced from the WilsonsCreek via the Laverty’s Gap Weir.

 BSC purchase bulk water from the regional water supply authority Rous Water.  Rous Water supply drinking water to seven reservoirs in the Byron Shire Council from the Nightcap WTP.  The Nightcap WTP is operated by Rous Water and provides treated, filtered and disinfected water for distribution to Byron Shire residents. The drinking water supply is sourced from the Rocky Creek Dam.  Under the Water Supply Agreement BSC is responsible for maintaining water quality in the reservoirs and reticulation system.