The wastewater treatment plant that services the townships of Bright and Porepunkah requires an upgrade as it does not meet the capacity needs of the community and no longer meets contemporary treatment standards. It is necessary to implement a new system to improve wastewater quality and its return to the environment.
Sewage from the Bright and Porepunkah townships is currently treated in a lagoon-based wastewater treatment plant. The treated wastewater is currently discharged via an infiltration basin where it indirectly flows to the Ovens River via a groundwater infiltration basin. The system also has a small reuse supply scheme to the nearby golf club.
A new discharge arrangement is needed and we are currently determining what arrangement is required, where this will be located, and what treatment plant upgrades will be necessary.