Sewage treatment plants

Fitzroy River Water maintains five sewage treatment plants located in Rockhampton, Gracemere and Mount Morgan. The sewage treatment plants treat the wastewater which has been transported from domestic or industrial sites through a system of sewers and pump stations, known as sewerage reticulation. Once the wastewater has been treated it is discharged into the waterways and or recycled onto sporting fields.

Wastewater can only be disposed of as permitted by a licence under the Environmental Protection Act 1994, administered by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.

Gracemere sewerage network

Gracemere Sewage Treatment Plant

Commenced operation:                  1984

Population served:                          8,000 equivalent persons

Output:                                            100% land irrigation at grazing land, golf club, sporting fields

Mount Morgan sewerage network

Mount Morgan Sewage Treatment Plant

Commenced operation:                  2006

Population served:                          650 equivalent persons

Output:                                            Land irrigation including sporting fields and public open spaces with wet weather discharge to the Dee River

Rockhampton sewerage network

North Rockhampton Sewage Treatment Plant

Commenced operation:                  1986

Population served:                          Approximately 42,000 equivalent persons plus a commercial and industrial component

Output:                                            Discharged to the Fitzroy River upper estuary, downstream of the Barrage

South Rockhampton Sewage Treatment Plant

Commenced operation:                  1983

Population served:                          Approximately 19,000 equivalent persons including a commercial and industrial component

Output:                                            Discharged to the Fitzroy River upper estuary, downstream of the Barrage near the mouth of Gavial Creek

West Rockhampton Sewage Treatment Plant

Commenced operation:                  1962

Population served:                          Approximately 6,200 equivalent persons plus a commercial and industrial component

Output:                                            Discharged to the Fitzroy River upper estuary, downstream of the Barrage