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Lithgow City Council
PO Box 19,
180 Mort Street
Lithgow NSW 2790
Phone: (02) 6354 9999 or 1300 661 303
Fax:(02) 6351 4259
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Lithgow City Council to fund environmental projects after EPA investigation into Wallerawang Sewage Treatment Plant.
Lithgow City Council (Council) has entered into an Enforceable Undertaking with the Environment Protection Authority following a water pollution incident involving the release of up to 13,000 litres of liquid caustic soda from the Wallerawang Sewage Treatment Plant in August and September 2019. Caustic soda is a highly corrosive hazardous substance and a dangerous good. The incident gave rise to a number of breaches of the Protection of Environment Operations Act 1997, including pollution of waters and land in the immediate vicinity for which Council acknowledges responsibility.
The Enforceable Undertaking requires Council to pay $100,000 toward week eradication at Farmers Creek and to fund and implement various activities including the renewal of Pollution Incident Response Management Plans, specific training and review of operation and maintenance procedures. These measures are intended to prevent a similar incident occurring again, improve environmental management of Council’s various sewage treatment plans, and remediate and offset any environmental harm caused by the caustic soda incident.
Lithgow city Council has published this notice in accordance with the enforceable Undertaking.
About the Lithgow LGA
Public Complaints Line for Environmental Licenced Premises
Council’s complaints telephone line for the following premises which hold an Environment Protection Licence is (02) 6354 9999:
- Oakey Park Water Treatment Plant
- Lithgow Sewage Treatment Plant
- Portland Sewage Treatment Plant
- Wallerawang Sewage Treatment Plant
- Lithgow Solid Waste Facility
- Portland Garbage Depot.
This telephone line is for the purpose of receiving any complaints from members of the public in relation to the activities conducted at the premises and can be used for the reporting of sewer overflows.