All forms of household sewage can be infectious and pose a potential risk to human and environmental health. When managed properly through treatment processes, sewage can be recycled and used in a safe and environmentally sustainable way (in line with the Australian guidelines for water recycling).
Eurobodalla Shire Council has five sewage treatment plants that operate under environmental licenses. Most of the sewage from homes and businesses connected to Council's sewer system is treated at our plants at Surf Beach, Tomakin, Moruya, Kianga and Bingi (Tuross).
Answers to frequently asked questions about Council's main sewer network, including how to get your property connected and how much sewer rates cost.
Pressure sewerage systems
Pressure sewerage systems operate in some villages in Eurobodalla to transport sewage from households to treatment plants.
EPA pollution monitoring data
Council operates five sewage treatment plants under NSW EPA licenses and provides environmental monitoring data for public display.
On-site sewage management systems
On-site sewage management systems (OSSM systems or septic tanks) are used in homes and properties that are not connected to the reticulated sewerage system.
Liquid trade waste
Business and property owners have responsibilities relating to liquid trade waste and backflow prevention.