A new recycled water facility provides high quality recycled water for residential, industrial, agricultural and community uses.
The Black Rock Recycled Water Plant is located in the Black Rock environmental precinct in Connewarre. The precinct is also home to the existing water reclamation facility and biosolids drying plant.
The plant supplies high quality Class A and consistent quality Class C recycled water for a range of customers and uses.
Residents in Armstrong Creek and Torquay North benefit from a dedicated "purple pipe" delivering Class A water for watering gardens and lawns, flushing toilets, washing cars and irrigating public spaces; they are expected to save more than 2,400 litres of drinking water annually once all homes are built and connected.
The Black Rock Recycled Water Plant takes secondary effluent (treated wastewater) from the adjacent water recamation plant and passes it through an advanced treatment process.
Ultra-filtration uses very fine membranes to remove microscopic organisms such as bacteria, protozoa and viruses down to 0.1 μm (0.1 micron = 0.0001 mm) in size.
Reverse osmosis is membrane filtration technology that removes dissolved salts.
Ultraviolet disinfection removes most forms of micro-biological contamination.
Chlorination is a final disinfection process that eliminates any remaining micro-organisms. The process is the same as that used for treating drinking water.
|Latest new blog 27 August 2013: Black Rock Recycled Water Plant officially opened|
|Latest news blog 12 February 2013: Black Rock Recycled Water Plant construction update 3|
|Latest news blog 21 September 2012: Black Rock Recycled Water Plant construction update 2|
|Latest news blog 15 June 2012: Black Rock Recycled Water Plant construction update|
|Latest news blog 8 March 2012: Work begins on the new Black Rock Recycled Water Plant|