Next week (21 – 27 October 2018) is National Water Week, and Ballina Shire Council will open their Wastewater Treatment Plant gates to show the community where our water goes and how it’s treated.
Council has four treatment plants across the Shire, which run 365 days a year and treat 13 million litres of wastewater each day.
The tour is at 10am on Saturday 20 October at the Lennox Head Wastewater Treatment Plant. The free tour will give community members the chance to go behind the scenes to see the state-of-the-art facility in action. This plant also treats wastewater to generate recycled water, which is now servicing over 1,300 Ballina shire households.
National Water Week
Each October, National Water Week makes a splash across Australia, inspiring individuals, communities and organisations to work together to build community awareness and understanding around water related topics and challenges.
Ballina shire water statistics
- _Council supplies 10.5 million litres of water to our community each day
- _Council treats 10.9 million litres of wastewater each day
- _Council services over 42,000 residents
- _Ballina shire has 332 kms of water pipelines
- _On average, Ballina shire homes use over 3,000 litres of water each week, which equates to about 37 bath tubs
Where: 352 North Creek Road, Skennars Head
When: 10am – 11am, Saturday 20 October 2018
BYO: Wear enclosed shoes, hat and bring an umbrella if it looks like rain
RSVP: Numbers are limited, to book please email Catherine.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1300 864 444.
Find out more at ballinawater.com.au or awa.asn.au/nationalwaterweek