Council’s Sewerage System

Kyogle Council operates three separate sewerage systems.

Kyogle Council operates three separate sewerage systems to service the villages of Kyogle, Bonalbo and Woodenbong. Each system holds a seperate Environmental Protection Licence issued under the PEO Act, 1997.  These are:

  1. The Kyogle Sewerage System – Licence Number 832
  2. The Bonalbo Sewerage System – Licence Number 833
  3. The Woodenbong Sewerage System – Licence Number 834

To view the published environmental monitoring data for Council’s three sewerage systems, click here.

Kyogle Sewerage System

The Kyogle Sewerage System was originally constructed in 1957, and consists of a total of 44.1km of reticulation, six sewage pumping stations and one sewage treatment works. The system serves a population of approximately 3,000 people.

Bonalbo Sewerage System

The Bonalbo Sewerage System was originally constructed in 1968, and consists of 6.8km of reticulation pipe work, one sewage pumping station and one sewage treatment works, and services a population of approximately 350 people.

Woodenbong Sewerage System

The Woodenbong sewerage system was originally constructed in 1968 and consists of 11.2km of reticulation pipe work, one sewage pumping station and one sewage treatment works. The system was expanded in 2006/2007 to service the community of Muli Muli on the Clarence Way approximately 3.8km south of the village of Woodenbong, and the system now services a population of approximately 500 people.

Residents living within the urban village areas of Kyogle, Bonalbo & Woodenbong  may make application for a domestic connection to Council’s Urban Sewerage System using the application form below.

Sewerage systems are generally designed to cater for waste from domestic sources that are essentially of predictable strength and quality.  Council can accept trade waste into its sewerage systems as a service to businesses and industry. Discharging liquid trade waste without a approval is an offence.

A copy of Council’s Liquid Trade Waste Policy (including application forms) may be downloaded below.

Four Villages Sewerage Feasibility Study

Kyogle Council is currently investigating the possibility of providing reticulated sewerage systems to service the villages of Wiangaree, Old Bonalbo/Joe’s Box, Mallanganee and Tabulam.

NSW Public Works has been engaged by Council to manage the investigation process and has released an initial feasibility report. The Feasibility Report on Sewering Four Villages in the Kyogle Region was presented to Council in May, 2013 and the final report was completed in November 2014.

Trade Waste Dischargers

Non-residential customers who discharge or wish to discharge certain types of liquid trade waste to Council’s sewerage systems are required to obtain an approval to discharge liquid trade waste and comply with certain specific pre-treatment and operational requirements in accordance with Council’s Liquid Trade Waste Policy.

Council’s Technical Services application webpage has links to application forms for connection to sewerage system and liquid trade waste discharge