Waste Water

Council operates sewerage schemes in Kandos, Rylstone, Mudgee and Gulgong.

The collection and treatment of sewerage and liquid trade waste in the Local Government Area is vital to maintaining a clean and healthy environment. Council will continue to upgrade the sewerage schemes to the highest standard that is affordable to the community and that will meet high environmental standards.

Kandos Sewerage Treatment Plant

 

Environmental Monitoring

Mid-Western Regional Council is required by the Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2011 to publish pollution monitoring data that is required to be collected as a condition of Council’s Environment Protection Licences (EPL) for each sewerage scheme.   Environment Protection Licences are administered by the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997. An EPL allows a business to operate as long as it adheres to certain conditions which are stipulated in each license. For more information about Environmental Protection Licences, refer to the EPA website at: http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/prpoeoapp/

Listed below is the EPA Licence number for each of the sewerage scheme within Mid-Western Regional Council.

Kandos (EPA Licence No. 1737) 

Rylstone (EPA Licence No. 1958) 

Mudgee (EPA Licence No.5230) 

Gulgong (EPA Licence No.5808) 

Sampling frequency varies for each site depending on the activity being undertaken and the requirements of the licence conditions regarding pollution monitoring. Some EPA monitoring points don’t require pollution monitoring but are for other parameters, such as volumetric flows. Where concentration limits are required in the licence these have been included in the data tables for the pollution monitoring results.

Mudgee Sewage Treatment Plant – 33 Blain Road, Caerleon NSW 2850 (off Hill End Road)

The Mudgee Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) discharges treated effluent to the Cudgegong River. At the discharge point concentration of pollutants is monitored monthly and is called Point 1.

Mudgee STPMudgee Sewage Treatment Plant

 

Gulgong Sewage Treatment Plant – 107 Spring Creek Rd, Gulgong NSW 2852

The Gulgong Sewage Treatment Plant discharges effluent to an effluent reuse area on the property “Eaststar”. At the discharge point the concentration of pollutants is monitored quarterly (Monitoring Point 2). Soil samples are also taken annually and monitored at Point 4.  

Gulgong Wastewater Treatment
Gulgong Sewage Treatment Plant

 

Rylstone Sewage Treatment Plant – 13 Carwell St, Rylstone NSW 2849

The Rylstone Sewage Treatment Plant discharges effluent to the Cudgegong River. At the discharge point concentration of pollutants is monitored monthly and is called monitoring Point 3. Ambient water monitoring is also conducted 200m downstream of the discharge point entry to the Cudgegong River (monitoring Point 4) and 650m upstream of the discharge point entry to Cudgegong River (monitoring Point 5).

Rylstone Sewage Treatment Works
Rylstone Sewage Treatment Plant

 

Kandos Sewage Treatment Plant - 1902 Bylong Valley Way, Kandos 2848

The Kandos Sewage Treatment Plant discharges effluent to Coomber Creek. At the discharge point concentration of pollutants is monitored monthly and is called monitoring Point 3.

Kandos Sewerage Treatment Works
Kandos Sewage Treatment Plant

Waste Water FAQ

  • How long will it take to connect to council sewer mains?
  • Sewage is coming out of the little white cover at the boundary of my property?
  • From the large round concrete lid in my yard paper,liquid etc is surcharging?
  • I have sewage surcharging from the grated drain next to my house-what do I do?
All complaints
(including odour, water and noise)
relating to the Sewerage Facilities in
Mudgee (EPA Licence No.5230),
Gulgong (EPA Licence No.5808),
Kandos (EPA Licence No. 1737) and
Rylstone (EPA Licence No. 1958)
should be directed to 6378 2850