Up to 150 kilolitres per day of recycled water from the Paxton WWTW is used to irrigate the onsite plantation during summer days. During the winter months less recycled water can be re-used to irrigate the onsite plantation due to a higher rainfall.
Unused treated effluent is released to Congewai Creek.
The sludge lagoons are typically dewatered every four years and the biosolids produced are beneficially used for mine site rehabilitation or agricultural pasture improvement.
Hunter Water recycles approximately 5091 Megalitres per year. Learn more about our recycling and reuse initiatives.