We’re looking to upgrade the Picton Water Recycling Plant to:
- improve the quality of the recycled water produced after treatment
- extend recycled water use to nearby farms, where feasible and subject to landowner agreement
- seek greater flexibility in our licence to discharge excess recycled water to Stonequarry Creek or alternatively discharge directly to the Nepean River.
Although we are looking to maximise recycled water use this is often highly dependent on weather and other factors, so discharge of excess recycled water to the waterways will still need to increase. We are looking at additional discharge at the existing location to Stonequarry Creek or a proposed new discharge into the Nepean River, just below Maldon Weir.