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Sewerage and recycled water

Your sewage is piped to one of the city's four sewage treatment plants and treated to a high grade recycled water which can be used for non-drinking purposes.

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Sewerage and recycled water

Sewage (or wastewater) is used or spent water from domestic, commercial and industrial sources. Domestic wastewater or sewage comes from sinks, baths, showers, toilets and washing machines in our homes.

The City of Gold Coast collects and treats sewage to produce recycled water, before discharging what has not been re-used. We ensure it is treated to a high standard which meets or exceeds the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection environmental licence requirements, before discharge.

Download the Sewage treatment process fact sheet for more information.

Recycled water

Recycled water

See how the City manages recycled water throughout the Gold Coast.

Recycled water
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Sewage blockages and overflows

Protect your home by being aware of what can and cannot go down your sink or toilets.

Sewage blockages and overflows
An overflowing stormwater drain

Incorrect stormwater connections

Is your sewerage plumbing compliant?

Incorrect stormwater connections

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