Young Shire Council EPA Environmental Monitoring Results and Information
This information relates to Council's Sewage Treatment Works and Landfill Sites located in the Young Township.
Young Sewage Treatment Plant
Council’s sewage treatment plant operates under an Environmental Protection Licence (EPL) in accordance with the Protection of the Environment and Operations (POEO) Act, 1997. Recent changes to the legislation now require Council’s to publish monitoring data that has been collected as a result of its licence conditions. A copy of Council’s full licence can be found on the EPA website.
What information is Gathered
Licence point 1
This point is located at the discharge into the Burrangong Creek. Council tests for various physical and chemical parameters in accordance with its licence. Council also tests for the volume of treated effluent discharged into the Burrangong Creek at this point.
Licence point 2
Volume of influent entering the Young Sewage Treatment Plant
Licence point 3
Effluent quality monitoring point to monitor the concentrations of various physical, chemical and biological parameters.
Licence point 4
Volume of effluent discharged to Burrangong Creek.
Licence point 5
Volume of recycled water provided to the Golf Course.
Licence point 6
Volume of recycled water provided to Miller-Henry Oval.
Licence point 9
An environmental monitoring point located 500m upstream of discharge point in Burrangong Creek to reference the natural quality of the creek prior to discharge.
Licence point 10
An environmental monitoring point located 500m downstream of the discharge point in Burrangong Creek to monitor the quality of the combined stream and effluent flows.
Redhill Road and Victoria Street Landfills
Council operates waste disposal sites at Redhill Road , Young and Victoria Street Young. Monitoring data is maintained for Groundwater bores at the locations.
Groundwater Bores - Environmental monitoring points located at the Redhill Road Landfill and Victoria Street Landfill sites.
Redhill Road Landfill
Redhill Road Landfill (771 KB)- Pollution Incident Response Management Plan
Victoria Street Landfill
Victoria Street Landfill (890 KB)- Pollution Incident Response Management Plan