In line with NSW Health Department guidelines, all recycled wastewater goes through a ‘Tertiary’ treatment process to ensure it meets Australian standards.
Recycled water is used to irrigate the Moruya Golf Club, Riverside Park in Moruya and the Catalina and Tuross Golf Clubs
Recycled water is also used at Sewage Treatment Plants to wash down equipment
Sludge - a by-product of treated sewage — is composted to make a soil improver.
Keeping our estuaries pristine
Estuaries are one of the most important natural assets in the Eurobodalla and support many diverse ecosystems including mangroves, salt marshes, sea grasses and sandy shoals. Our estuaries are highly productive places and provide spawning and nursery areas for fish and breeding and foraging areas for birds. They need to be kept pristine as they are a vital part of our Integrated Water Cycle Management Plan.
Our five major estuaries are Batemans Bay/Clyde, Tomaga, Moruya/Deua, Tuross/Coila and Narooma/Wagonga.
Monitoring the quality of our beaches
To determine whether water quality is safe for swimming, the Beachwatch program is undertaken every year from the start of November to the end of March.
Pollution Incident Response Management Plans
Council has completed Pollution Incident Response Management Plans (PIRMPs) for Batemans Bay, Tomakin, Moruya, Tuross and Narooma sewage treatment plants to comply with the requirements introduced in the Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2011 (POELA Act).
Under the POELA Act, the section within the PIRMPs that cover procedures for contacting the relevant authorities and procedures for communicating with the community must be made publically available.