Tour Shortland WWTW and Mayfield AWTP

Start time: 9:00am AEST. These treatment plants recycle millions of litres of water daily and are an excellent local example of utilising water in a circular economy, where previously under-utilised resources have been passed over.
Tour Shortland WWTW and Mayfield AWTP

 

The Newcastle Chemical Branch invites you to attend a joint site visit of Shortland Wastewater Treatment Plant and Mayfield Advanced Water Treatment Plant. These treatment plants recycle millions of litres of water daily, offsetting potable water used by large industrial sites throughout the region. These treatment plants are excellent local examples of how the water industry can view water resources as a ‘circular economy, where previously under-utilised resources have been passed over. These considerations become increasingly important as water scarcity continues to threaten overall water security across the globe.

The Shortland Wastewater Treatment Plant accepts sewage from Sandgate, Shortland, Birmingham Gardens, Maryland, Fletcher, Minmi, and the University of Newcastle. Given the increase in water scarcity and the focus towards a circular economy and water recycling, the Newcastle Chemical Branch invites you to attend a joint site visit of Shortland Wastewater Treatment Plant and Mayfield Advanced Water Treatment Plant. Treated effluent flows from the Shortland WWTP are sent to the Mayfield Advanced Water Treatment Plant. This becomes the feed for the Kooragang Island Water Recycling Scheme which through the use of microfiltration and reverse osmosis provides recycled water to Kooragang Island for industrial uses.

PPE requirements: All PPE gear including Long Pants, Hi-Vis Long Sleeve Shirts, Closed-in Shoes, and Safety Glasses. (HW can supply Hi-Vis Vests and Safety Glasses if needed)

Please meet at Shortland Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Aden Street, Shortland at 8:45am for an induction and safety brief.

Event Program:
9.00am - 10.00am: Shortland WWTW
10.30am - 11.30am: Mayfield West AWTP

Event Date Time
25 / 05 / 2022 09:00 am–11:30 am
Registration Closes
24 / 05 / 2022 05:00 pm
Venue
Shortland Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP)
Aden Street
Shortland
,
New South Wales
,
2307
Cost
Event Registration
Member Rate
0.00
0.00
Event Registration
Technical Society Member Rate
30.00
27.27
Event Registration
Student Member Rate
0.00
0.00
Event Registration
Non-Member Rate
30.00
27.27
Event Contact
  • Contact:
    Engineers Australia Member Services
  • Phone:
    1300 653 113
  • Email:
Maximum CPD Hours
3