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Water Treatment

Water must be treated to ensure it is safe to drink, bathe and play in.  The shire processes all of its water through two water treatment plants following  a strict treatment process guided by the standards outlined in the NSW Health Department Water Act 2010.

Northern Water Treatment Plant

  • processes approximately 20 million litres per day with the option to be increased to 30 million litres per day capacity
  • located near Denhams Beach, about 5km south-east of Batemans Bay
  • water is pumped into the plant from Deep Creek Dam
  • treated water is then fed to 18 different reservoirs to service the shire's northern water supply
  • townships fed include Maloneys Beach, Surfside, Batemans Bay, Mogo, Rosedale, Guerilla Bay, Tomakin, Broulee, Moruya, Moruya Heads and Tuross Head.

Southern Water Treatment Plant

  • is closed during winter; during this period the entire shire is supplied from the Northern Water Treatment Plant
  • processes on average 2.3 million litres per day—maximum capacity 6 million litres
  • located on Eurobodalla Road, Bodalla
  • water is pumped into the plant from 5 Bores located upstream along  the Tuross River
  • treated water is then pumped to Big Rock Reservoir from where it is distributed to  11 different reservoirs to service the shire's southern water supply
  • townships fed include Bodalla, Potato Point, Dalmeny, Kianga, Narooma, Central Tilba and Mystery Bay
  • when required it can supply Tuross and further north

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