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01 January 2018 Posted by 


Sewage: we are swimming in it!
NEWSPAPERS never accept that some stories are a load of crap, but this is the exception.
You see, it is an astounding fact that Wyong South Treatment Plant receives the equivalent of four and a half Olympic size swimming pools of sewage every day.
The Plant receives sewage from Watanobbi and Wadalba in the north to Ourimbah in the south and to Berkeley Vale and Tumbi Umbi in the east.
And the amount is increasing rapidly as the coast expands. 
So the now completed $15 million upgrade to the plant will take the pressure off the system for the time being.
Council’s Director, Assets, Infrastructure and Business Mike Dowling said undertaking the upgrade ensured the treatment plant would be able to handle this growth without compromising the quality of water returned to the environment.
“The plant uses organic materials to remove the majority of odours from the inlet works in a newly constructed hybrid bio trickling filter system. Any remaining emissions are being treated with activated carbon to reduce them further.”
The upgrade works involved emptying, cleaning, refurbishing and refitting mechanical and electrical components in the four aeration tanks, new decanters on two tanks, the construction of a new electrical switch room, inlet structure and the odour control system.
So next time you go, you can go in peace!


Michael Walls
P: 0407 783 413
E: Michael@accessnews.com.au

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