We have over 655km of sewerage pipes, more than 167 pumping stations, over 13,000 manholes and 8 Sewage Treatment Plants! Our Sewage Treatment Plants are located at:
- Port Macquarie
- Camden Haven
- Lake Cathie / Bonny Hills
- Herons Creek
- Long Flat
- Telegraph Point
- And, we have a new Plant in the works at Thrumster.
In most cases, wastewater on the North Shore, Beechwood and Telegraph Point is sent to nearby Treatment Plants via pressure sewer systems at each property.
Our wastewater is made up of about 0.1% waste and 99.9% water! The waste includes organics, biological matter like detergents, toilet paper, fats and oil.
Wastewater is what we call water after it goes down the drain. Before the treatment process starts, we remove items larger than 10mm. We often find rags, pieces of wood, metal, jewellery, plastic and rubble, which can break our equipment.