Environmental licence monitoring

Our pollution monitoring data is collected each month as required under the Environment Protection Licences (EPLs) issued by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA).

Pollution monitoring data is any data that is obtained under a monitoring condition of a licence that relates to air, water, noise and land pollution.

We hold 17 EPLs that cover the operation of our wastewater treatment works and Dungog Water Treatment Plant.

The Lake Macquarie Sewerage Scheme is served by four plants comprising of Belmont, Edgeworth, Toronto and Dora Creek WWTW.

The Newcastle Sewerage Scheme is served by two plants comprising of Burwood Beach and Shortland WWTWs.

The results published are limited to data that relates to pollutants generated, discharged or emitted from licensed premises.

Pollution monitoring results

Belmont wastewater treatment plant

Protecting the environment is our priority. We carefully monitor the performance of our wastewater treatment plants and Dungog Water Treatment Plant. View the results for each plant to learn how they are performing.

Map of EPA licence plants

View the location of each of our Wastewater Treatment Works and Water Treatment Plants.

Frequently asked questions

Need more information?

A glossary (i.e. a list of terms) used in our Load Base Licences and other frequently asked questions relating to publishing of pollution monitoring data can be found on the EPA's website.