Water crisis: Dubbo council water supply strategy includes reuse of effluent

By Kim Bartley
Updated September 21 2019 - 4:19pm, first published September 19 2019 - 1:30pm
TREATED EFFLUENT: The Dubbo Sewerage Treatment Plant got a $23.742 million upgrade in 2015. Dubbo Regional Council reports of a network of pipes being designed to move a portion of treated effluent into the city for "alternative use". Photo: BELINDA SOOLE
TREATED EFFLUENT: The Dubbo Sewerage Treatment Plant got a $23.742 million upgrade in 2015. Dubbo Regional Council reports of a network of pipes being designed to move a portion of treated effluent into the city for "alternative use". Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

Dubbo Regional Council is interested in replenishing the Upper Macquarie alluvial aquifer with robustly-treated effluent and trading it for groundwater belonging to irrigators.

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