Branxton Wastewater Treatment Works serves the communities of:

  • Branxton
  • East Branxton
  • Greta

It currently treats one Megalitre per day and can handle wastewater from a population equivalent to 5,000 people.

Treatment Process

The Branxton WWTW provides secondary treatment of the wastewater, where phosphorus is chemically removed. Effluent polishing and disinfection are achieved using maturation ponds.


Recycling & Reuse

Recycled water from the Branxton WWTW is used to irrigate:

  • two onsite tree plantations
  • a nearby farm
  • Branxton Golf Course.

Hunter Water recently commenced construction on the Branxton Irrigation Water Scheme.

Hunter Water recycles approximately 5091 Megalitres per year. Learn more about our recycling and reuse initiatives.


The Branxton WWTW Upgrade will meet the needs of our existing and future customers. Construction is expected to be completed by mid 2011.

The upgrade will ensure that the Branxton WWTW has the capacity to treat wastewater to a standard that assures the environment remains protected and the quality of local waterways continues to be pristine.