Central Coast Council’s $15 million upgrade to the Wyong South Sewage Treatment Plant at Ibis Road, Tuggerah, is complete.
Council’s Director, Assets, Infrastructure and Business, Mike Dowling, said the upgrades to this essential service would benefit residents now and into the future.
“Wyong South Treatment Plant receives the equivalent of around four and a half Olympic size swimming pools of sewage every day, and this will increase as our community grows,” said Mr Dowling.
“Undertaking this upgrade ensures the treatment plant will be able to handle this growth without compromising the quality of water returned to the environment.
“The plant uses organic materials to remove the majority of odours from the inlet works in a newly constructed hybrid bio trickling filter system. Any remaining emissions are being treated with activated carbon to reduce them further.”
The upgrade works involved emptying, cleaning, refurbishing and refitting mechanical and electrical components in the four aeration tanks, new decanters on two tanks, the construction of a new electrical switch room, inlet structure and the odour control system.
Mayor Jane Smith said the project was another example of Council delivering services for the community.
“The Wyong South Sewage Treatment Plant upgrade is a great example of Council getting on with the job and ensuring these much needed investments in our infrastructure are completed,” Mayor Smith said.
“The benefits for our community are real; improved effluent quality now and into the future as the treatment plant handles the increased waste entering the system.
“Sewage treatment plants are not something most of us think too much about, but they are essential to the health of our community and the environment.
“Residents can be confident we have a facility that will service our community as the areas that feed into the plant continue to grow.”
The Wyong South Sewage Treatment Plant receives sewage from Watanobbi and Wadalba in the north to Ourimbah in the south and to Berkeley Vale and Tumbi Umbi in the east.