Wastewater Treatment Works

Wastewater from households, commercial premises, schools, hospitals and industry enter a network of wastewater pipes that all ultimately lead to a wastewater treatment facility.

Hunter Water operates a number of wastewater treatment works (WWTW) at:

  1. Belmont

    The Belmont Wastewater Treatment Works (WWTW) serves the areas of the eastern side of Lake Macquarie from Charlestown and Redhead in the North, to Swansea in the South.
  2. Boulder Bay

    Originally built in 1994, the Boulder Bay Wastewater Treatment Works is an ocean outfall plant which serves the communities of Nelson Bay, Shoal Bay, Dutchmans Bay, Corlette, Fishermans Bay, Boat Harbour, Anna Bay and Salamander Bay.
  3. Branxton WWTW


    Branxton Wastewater Treatment Works currently treats one Megalitre per day and can handle wastewater from a population equivalent to 5,000 people.
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    Burwood Beach

    Burwood Beach WWTW provides secondary treatment of wastewater. It currently treats wastewater for approximately 190,000 people.
  5. Cessnock

    The Cessnock Wastewater Treatment Works serves the communities of Cessnock, Aberdare, Bellbird and Nulkaba. It currently treats 5.8 Megalitres per day.
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    Clarence Town

    Clarence Town has a population of about 800 people. It is located approximately 50 kilometres north of Newcastle and approximately 25 kilometres south of Dungog. Sewage collected from the residential area of the town is transported to the Clarence Town Waste Water Treatment Works located to the west of the town.
  7. Dora Creek

    Dora Creek WWTW currently treats 3.1 megalitres of effluent per day and can handle wastewater from a population equivalent to 48,000 people.
  8. Dungog

    Dungog Wastewater Treatment Works serves the township of Dungog, treating 0.52 megalitres per day.
  9. Edgeworth Watsewater Treatment Works


    Edgeworth WWTW serves the communities of Charlestown, Hillsborough, Cardiff, Boolaroo, Speers Point, Glendale, Edgeworth, Barnsley and Killingworth.
  10. Farley WWTW


    Farley Wastewater Treatment Works treats 5.6 megalitres per day of effluent and can handle wastewater from a population equivalent to 50,000 people.