Sewage treatment at Melbourne's Eastern Treatment Plant

Last Modified: Mon Nov 12 2018 12:54:07 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 380 million litres
    Volume of sewage that the plant can treat each day on an average (and peak of 700 million litres), representing around 40% of sewage generated in the city of Melbourne. The plant is located at Bangholme, about 35km south-east of Melbourne’s City Centre.
  • 1975
    Year the plant was commissioned. It served about 1.5 million people in Melbourne’s central, south-eastern and eastern suburbs.
  • 2012
    Year the plant was upgraded to incorporate an advanced tertiary treatment plant (ATTP). The project was implemented with an investment of A$418m ($380m).
  • 24 hours
    Processing time of sewage entering the plant as it goes through an intensive three-stage treatment process.
  • ? MLD
    Volume of Class A recycled water that is presently being discharged into the Bass Strait.
  • ? MLD
    Volume of Class A recycled water consumed by nearby consumers.
  • 40%
    Percentage of the plant's electricity consumption that is met by a plant that burns biogas generated as a byproduct of the sewage treatment.
  • ?
    Quantity of biosolids generated as byproduct of sewage treatment. Biosolids are the solid organic material remaining after an intense sewage treatment process. Once dry, this material has similar properties to soil and can be used for a number of purposes.
  • Oct 2018
    Mornington Peninsula formally requests for water that is presently being discharged into the Bass Coast to be instead diverted to the council for fighting fires and other purposes.