Western Treatment Plant
Located in Werribee, the historic plant sustainably treats half of Melbourne's sewage while providing an internationally-recognised bird habitat.
Facts about the plant
occupies 10,500 hectares - the same size as Disney World
produces 40 billion litres of recycled water a year
is energy self-sufficient, generating all its electricity from sewage gas
declared an internationally-significant wetland for waterfowl in 1983, under the Ramsar Convention
The plant treats sewage using a series of large ponds, called lagoons - the largest of which can hold 600 million litres.
These are managed to suit different types of bacteria, which break down different sewage pollutants.
The whole process uses very little energy and takes around 35 days.
❊ What's On ❊
❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ New Farm Road, Werribee | Map
✆ 131 722
❊ Web Links ❊
→ Western Treatment Plant
❊ Also See... ❊
→ Eastern Treatment Plant
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