Sewerage & wastewater

Wastewater

Under our houses, shops and factories there are a set of pipes separate to the ones that bring us water. These pipes are fed from drains connected to the bathroom, kitchen, laundry e.t.c. Everything that goes down these drains heads toward the water reclamation facility where the wastewater is cleaned and treated.

It's important to remember drains aren't bins. Putting the wrong thing down the sink or toilet can cause blocked drains and/or a breakdown in the wastewater system. Read about how to mind your wastewater here.

Sewer manhole lid inspection
Under our houses, shops and factories there is a set of pipes separate to the ones that bring us water. These pipes collect our used water and direct it toward the water reclamation facility where the wastewater is cleaned and treated. After treatment approximately 65% of this treated water is used by industries while the remainder goes into Gowrie Creek where it can be used for irrigation or in other towns ...
Sewer lid in bitumen
To report burst or leaking pipes, contact us on 131 872. Keep an eye out for things like unusual green patches in the lawn near the footpath, extra water in the gutters etc. Contact us to report these incidents as they may be caused by burst or leaky water pipes or blocked sewers.   What happens when a sewer becomes blocked If Council owned mains become blocked, the sewage has nowhere to go. This could result ...
Many acreage allotments and small townships in our region use on-site wastewater treatment systems such as septic tanks or household sewage treatment plants. To protect our environment and ensure neighbours aren't affected, it is important that on-site sewerage facilities operate efficiently and are correctly maintained. Read more about on-site sewerage facilities here. ...
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