Pollution monitoring data is collected by Hunter Water, as required under the Environment Protection Licences (EPL) issued by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA).
View the results of our pollution monitoring data.
In November 2011, the Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2011 introduced several changes designed to improve the way pollution incidents are reported and managed. The Act also requires the public display of pollution monitoring data within 14 days of results being available. This new requirement for licensees to publish monitoring data commenced on 31 March 2012 with licensees required to provide data on their website by 1 July 2012.
Hunter Water holds 18 EPLs that cover the operation of all of our 19 wastewater treatment works, two of our six water filtration plants and one advanced water treatment plant. View a list of the licences held by Hunter Water.
Monthly reports and annual data reports will be published on the website regularly (depending on when the data is available). The monthly reports will differ depending on the requirements of the specific licence conditions that each plant is required to meet. Details and commentary as to whether applicable licence condition are met are provided in the reports and additional commentary is provided where necessary.
A glossary (ie. a list of terms) used in our Load Base Licences and other FAQs relating to publishing of pollution monitoring data can be found on the EPA's website. The EPA also provides a dictionary at the end of every licence.