What is wastewater?

Wastewater is defined as the water-borne wastes of a community. It contains approximately 99.9% pure water and 0.1% pollutants by weight.

Wastewater comes from residences, local commercial and light industrial sites, such as clubs, caravan parks, restaurants, commercial laundries, oil company retail outlets and hospitals but it does not include roof water or surface runoff.

Council employs a range of wastewater treatment processes to remove waste from the water so it can be safely reused or returned to the environment.