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:
Wastewater from individual houses, units and businesses enters a network of wastewater pipes that ultimately travel to a wastewater treatment facility, where it is processed.
At our 19 wastewater treatment works we treat the wastewater before it is reused or discharged to rivers or oceans in accordance with strict licence conditions issued by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).
Our wastewater treatment processes rely on both biological processes and chemical processes to treat wastewater to an acceptable quality for discharge into local waterways or the ocean.
Our treatment processes differ at each site in small ways, but can be broadly split into:
We recycle up to 5 million litres per year. Recycled water usage is supplied for:
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