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Port Macquarie Sewerage Scheme

This page provides the licence details for the Port Macquarie Wastewater Treatment Plant and the monitoring reports on the water quality, as required under the Protection of the Environment Amendment Act 2011.

Port Macquarie Wastewater Treatment Plant Licence Details

Location: John Fraser Place, Port Macquarie

Environmental Protection Licence No.: 589

Discharge Monitoring Points:

EPA Monitoring Point 1:

Location: Kooloongbung Creek, Corner of Ocean Drive and Lake Road.

Monitoring Frequency: Weekly water sampling and continuous on-line flow measurement.

EPA Monitoring Point 2:

Location: Overflow drain from treatment plant to Cattlebrook Creek.

Monitoring Frequency: Water sampling during each wet weather overflow event.

EPA Monitoring Point 3:

Location: Overflow weir on balance tank prior to discharge to Cattlebrook Creek. 

Monitoring Frequency: Flow measurement during each wet weather overflow event.

Licence Conditions of Discharge:

 EPA Monitoring Point 1  
 BOD   20mg/L
 Thermotolerant Coliforms  200 cfu/100mL
 Ammonia  15 mg/L
 Total Nitrogen  20 mg/L
 Oil and Grease  10 mg/L
 Total Phosphorous  1 mg/L
 Total Suspended Solids  30 mg/L
 pH  6.5-8.5
EPA Monitoring Point 3  
 Total Flow  37400 kL/day

*Refer to the Effluent Quality Glossary Terms for definitions of the above. 

Monitoring data for the Bonny Hills/Lake Cathie Wastewater Treatment Plant is available to download in a pdf report by clicking the links below.

You can request a copy of the data reports in an excel format by contacting Council on (02) 6581 8111.  


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This page was last updated on: 13 January 2020