How wastewater is treated
Different devices are used to recycle the wastewater including filters and chemical treatments that are designed to remove biological or chemical waste from the water.
Key stages in the treatment of wastewater
Our quality control measures include regular laboratory testing of the final treated wastewater. This is to ensure the cleaned water has no detrimental effects on aquatic life or other water users.
Drain to Sea
Wastewater is liquid waste discharged by homes, businesses, industry, agriculture and storm water from our roads. It must undergo a complex treatment process, that can take up to two days, before it is safe to release back into our water system.
Wastewater treatment in wetlands
A constructed wetland is a type of sustainable wastewater treatment system designed to look and function like a natural wetland. They are created to treat wastewater in an environmentally-friendly way before allowing it to return safely to the water system.