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