Water & Sewerage


Water throughout the townships in the Shire is supplied and administered by Riverina Water. Their head office is in Wagga Wagga.

Problems with broken or leaking water pipes and water metres should be referred to Riverina Water on (02) 6922 0608.


Council operates three sewerage schemes located within the Shire at Lockhart, The Rock and Yerong Creek. These schemes operate with reasonable efficiency due to the residential nature of the townships.

Council also operates an effluent reuse scheme at Lockhart, which significantly reduces flow discharged from the plant.

On Site Sewerage Management

As a septic system owner you are responsible for ensuring that your septic system is safe and working properly.  A failing septic system is a health risk for your family and the community and may be causing harm to the environment.  This booklet shows how to manage your septic system safely.  Easy Septic Guide

Sewer Extension - The Rock

Council's planned sewer extension in the township of The Rock on the south-east side of the Olympic Highway will commence in September 2017. 

Design works are complete and the following documents are provided to answer questions property owners may have regarding the scheme.

The Rock Sewer Extension - Property Owners Information

Pressure Sewerage Service - Household Owners Manual

Stage 1 Map

Pollution Monitoring Data

The NSW Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2011 (POELA Act) has introduced changes to improve the public's access to information about the environmental performance of licensed facilities.

Licensees are required to publish pollution monitoring data collected as a result of a licence condition, in accordance with Section 66(6) of the POEO Act.

Council has two (2) licenced premises, these being:

  1. Lockhart Sewerage Treatment Works and Effluent Reuse Area
  2. The Rock Sewage Treatment Works

Monitoring data collected from these licensed premises will be published on Council's website. To access the latest data please click on the link below. You can also obtain a copy of the map by clicking on the titles.

Pollution Incident Response Management Plans (PIRMP)

These Pollution Incident Response Management Plans (PIRMP) have been prepared in accordance with the Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2011 (POELA Act) and reflects the requirements specified in the Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA’s) Guidelines: Preparation of pollution incident response management plans, March 2012.

It identifies the hazards to the environment associated with Lockhart and The Rock Treatment Plants and their operations; provides pre-emptive measures to reduce such hazards, details the essential contact and communication mechanisms in the case of an incident. You can also obtain a copy of each PIRMP by clicking on the titles below.