In NSW, discharge of treated wastewater is regulated by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA), which issues environment protection licences (EPL) under the provisions of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (POEO Act).
Our wastewater system comprises four schemes which operate under separate licences, outlined in the table below. The EPLs specify discharge conditions and detail monitoring and reporting requirements for the treatment plants.
||Environment Protection licence no.
|Byron Bay STP
|Brunswick Valley STP
View Byron Shire Council's wastewater and surface water quality data on our Water and Wastewater Public Data Portal.
Water and Wastewater Public Data Portal
EPA Licence annual reports
Each licence requires an annual report to be submitted for the operation of the treatment plant for the preceding 12 months.