Brentwood has become the latest city to offer sewage treatment for its residents, following in the footsteps of Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.
A tender has been lodged with the Australian Water and Wastewater Authority (AWWA) for a new treatment facility.
The tender for the facility, which has been in place since 2014, was approved by AWWA in March, and has since been put into effect.
Brentwood’s new facility will have two treatment stations, one at the Brentwood Road site and the other at the former Gold Coast Power Station site.
“There’s an awful lot of waste that’s coming through the Gold Coast that we don’t want to see, so we’re really keen to have that treatment facility on the Gold-coast,” Mayor Jim Pritchard said.
“It’s a good way to deal with the issue of septic tanks.”
“We’ve seen the impact of sepsis on the city over the years, and it’s a shame that it’s getting worse, because that’s what we’re trying to do here,” Mr Pritcher said.
In 2018, the Queensland Government committed $9 million towards the construction of a new wastewater treatment facility for residents and businesses at the Gold River.
After more than three years of planning, the project is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.
While the council is aware of the proposed construction, it is not yet in the final stages of formal approval.
It is anticipated that the new facility would provide residents with an alternative to the standard treatment, which uses chemicals to kill pathogens in the water.
“We want to make sure that we have the best possible treatment facilities for the residents, and we want to get that right, and I think that’s something that we’ve got a lot of work to do,” Mayor Pritchesaid.
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