Wastewater treatment plants

Do you know which Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) services your household?

  • Marlin Coast WWTP   McGregor Rd, Smithfield
  • Northern WWTP   Greenbank Rd, Aeroglen
  • Southern WWTP   Machonachie St, Woree
  • Edmonton WWTP   Swallow Rd, Edmonton
  • Gordonvale WWTP   Rushworth Rd, Gordonvale
  • Babinda WWTP   Clyde Rd, Babinda

Marlin Coast WWTP

Location: McGregor Rd, Smithfield
Service Area: Yorkeys Knob, Kewarra Beach, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Clifton Beach and suburbs in between including Caravonica.
Capacity: 30740 people or 8.3 ML/day
Treatment Standard: Tertiary
Treatment Process: The liquid stream is a 5 stage EBPR (Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal) configuration with 3 Clarifiers. Effluent is treated with UV and discharged to a feeder drain that enters Half-moon Creek.  Sludge is dewatered from an Aerobic digestion system using a Belt filter press.
Recycled water initiatives: Yorkeys Knob State School, Half Moon Bay and Paradise Palms Golf Courses, Marlin Coast recycled water network. Scroll down for more information on the Marlin Coast Recycled Water network.

Northern WWTP

Location: Greenbank Rd, Aeroglen
Service Area: Brinsmead, Edge hill, Cairns North, Parramatta Park, Cairns City,  Portsmith (from Fearnley St), Holloways, Machans and suburbs in between including Redlynch, Kamerunga.
Capacity: 71851 people or 19.4 ML/day.
Treatment Standard: Tertiary
Treatment Process: The liquid stream is a 5 stage EBPR (Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal) configuration with separate reactor tank for Submerged Membrane filtration (SMF). Effluent is discharged to the Barron River. Sludge is dewatered from an Aerobic digestion system using a Belt filter press.
Recycled water initiatives: some on-site use

Southern WWTP

Location: Machonachie St, Woree
Service Area: Part Mr Sheridan, Part Whiterock, Westcourt, Bungalow, Portsmith to Fearnley St, Manunda, Manoora and suburbs in between.
Capacity: 71851 people or 19.4 ML/day
Treatment Standard: Tertiary
Treatment Process: The liquid stream is a modified Oxidation Ditch with separate Anaerobic reactor and with separate reactor tank for Submerged Membrane filtration. Effluent is discharged to Trinity Inlet. Sludge is dewatered from an Aerobic digestion system using a Belt filter press.
Recycled water initiatives: Cairns Golf Club plus some on-site use

Edmonton WWTP

Location: Swallow Rd, Edmonton
Service Area: Southern estate on Peterson Road to Foster Road (western side of highway) and to Griffin Road on the Eastern side of the highway, Edmonton, Part Mt Sheridan, Part Whiterock.
Capacity: 24814 people or 6.7 ML/day
Treatment Standard: Tertiary
Treatment Process: The Liquid stream treatment is an Oxidation ditch with Clarifier. Effluent is treated with UV and discharged to Trinity Inlet. Sludge is dewatered directly out of the Bioreactor using a Belt filter press.
Recycled water initiatives: none

Gordonvale WWTP

Location: Rushworth Rd, Gordonvale
Service Area: Gordonvale
Capacity: 7037 people or 1.9 ML/day
Treatment Standard: Secondary
Treatment Process: The Liquid stream treatment is an Oxidation ditch with Clarifier. Clarifier Effluent is chlorinated and discharged to the Mulgrave River. Sludge is dewatered from anaerobic lagoons via centrifuge as required.
Recycled water initiatives: none

Babinda WWTP

Location: Clyde Rd, Babinda
Service Area: Babinda
Capacity: Just over 1000 people
Treatment Standard: Secondary
Treatment Process: Biological Trickle Filter system. Effluent is chlorinated and discharged to Babinda Creek. Sludge is sucked out of the Primary digester and taken to another plant as required.
Recycled water initiatives: none

Last updated: 31 March 2015