As a result of large storage capacity in the maturation pond, up to 150 kilolitres per day of recycled water from the Paxton WWTW is used to irrigate the onsite plantation during summer days.
As effluent is used for irrigation, demands tend to be much lower during winter due to increased rainfall.
Unused treated effluent is discharged to Congewai Creek via constructed wetlands.
The sludge lagoons are typically dewatered every four years and the biosolids produced are beneficially used for mine site rehabilitation or agricultural pasture improvement.
Hunter Water recycles approximately 5091 Megalitres per year. Learn more about our recycling and reuse initiatives.