Clarence Town

Overview

Clarence Town WWTW is a part of the newly implemented reticulated sewerage system that services the residential area of Clarence Town.

The treatment plant currently services about 800 people and has an average dry weather flow (ADWF) capacity of 252kL/day. The plant is designed to provide 100% re-use in dry years and 94% re-use in wet years.

Plant Operation/Process Treatment

Clarence Town WWTW consists of the following process elements:

-          Influent receival chamber

-          Primary oxidation pond

-          Secondary oxidation pond

-          Effluent maturation pond

-          Effluent storage pond

-          Effluent re-use area with an irrigation system

Effluent quality is monitored on a regular basis for Environment Protection Licence (EPL) compliance purposes.

Recycling and Re-use

The plant is designed to provide 100% re-use in dry years and 94% re-use in wet years.

Approximately 17 hectares of land has been allocated for the re-use of effluent.

The recycled water is used onsite for the irrigation of a range of fodder crops.  Hunter Water recycles over 5000 Megalitres of effluent per year.  Learn more about our recycling and reuse initiatives.