North East Water treatment plants vary from lagoon-based treatment systems in the small hamlets of Barnawartha and Bundalong, to modern tertiary treatment plants at Wangaratta, Wodonga and Mt Beauty.
The performance of our treatment plants is continuously monitored. North East Water holds a single Corporate Licence covering all of our 18 wastewater treatment plants, which set out monitoring and reporting requirements, limits for discharging to both water and land, and environmental management requirements. All wastewater effluent discharges are sampled and tested for various parameters on a monthly basis to monitor compliance with Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) discharge licence conditions. The results of this monitoring are contained in the Annual Performance Report that is submitted to the EPA annually in August.
For information on each towns Wastewater Treatment System click on the individual town listed below (PDF).