Council’s Sewerage System

Kyogle Council operates three separate sewerage systems to service the villages of Kyogle, Bonalbo and Woodenbong. In recent years, we have carried out upgrades to provide a higher level of treatment and we are also continually investigating the expansion of sewerage services to the smaller villages.

Residents living within the urban village areas of Kyogle, Bonalbo & Woodenbong  may make application for a domestic connection to Council’s Urban Sewerage System. The application form can be found on Council’s Forms and Applications webpage – link to page here

All our sewage treatment plants treat water to a tertiary level and operate under licence from the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) which sets standards for the treated water returned to the environment from the plant. Each system holds a separate 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

We have an obligation under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 to publish monitoring data collected according to the environment protection licence requirements within 14 days of results being available. Each licence includes specific monitoring and compliance conditions. Most of the conditions deal with the quality of treated effluent being re-used or released into the water cycle.

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

Trade Waste Dischargers

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. 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 which may be downloaded below.

Liquid Trade Waste Policy.

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.