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Have your say on the reuse of bio-solids

Monday 28 May 2018

The LGAQ needs your council's input into how bio-solids produced by sewage treatment plants are managed and reused.

The LGAQ is representing local governments on a technical advisory panel that is examining the issue with the goal of producing recommendations on the requirements for reuse as part of an “End of Waste” code.

The code will replace the current beneficial use arrangements and legislative requirements due to expire at the end of the year. Once in place, councils will only need to register that they are producing biosolids for reuse.

Quick facts:

  • Qld has 191 sewerage schemes and 68 recycled water schemes
  • There are 251 sewage treatment plants in Qld, all of which produce biosolids that must either be used as fertilizer or sent to landfill.
  • In 2015-16 48,660ML of recycled water was supplied – this is equivalent to about 19,500 Olympic-sized swimming pools or the same as Maroon Dam (Scenic Rim) in Qld.

Please provide your feedback to Arron Hieatt - LGAQ principal advisor for water and sewerage infrastructure: 07 3000 2237/ Arron_Hieatt@lgaq.asn.au.

Local Government Association of Queensland
LG House, 25 Evelyn Street, Newstead Qld 4006


 

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