Wastewater Treatment

What is wastewater?

Wastewater is water that has been polluted through human use in the home or commercially. It is transported through the sewerage network to a wastewater treatment plant where it is put through a number of processes so it can be reused.

Our wastewater treatment facilities

There are six wastewater treatment facilities around Townsville and Magnetic Island. Each one uses a slightly different process for treating and reusing water and bio-solids.

Find out more about our wastewater treatment plants below.

More information

Find out more about the wastewater treatment process, the safety of treated and recycled water, environmental impacts and more by downloading the Wastewater Treatment FAQs (PDF).

For more information in general, contact Townsville Water on 13 48 10 or enquiries@townsville.qld.gov.au.

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