Murray Shire Council owns and operates its own sewerage system, providing sewerage services to the urban areas of Mathoura and Moama.
A sewerage system is a system of pipes used to collect and carry waste water (sewage) and trade waste away for treatment and disposal.
This complex system is often taken for granted by residents, but without it, modern public health standards would be impossible to maintain.
Council's sewerage system consists of 48,810 metres (Mathoura = 10,980m; Moama = 37,830m) of mains and 40 pump stations.
All sewage is transported to one of Council's three sewer treatment facilities:
- Moama Sewer Treatment Works - caters for an equivalent population of 10,000;
- Mathoura Sewer Treatment Works - caters for an equivalent population of 1,600; or
- Picnic Point Sewer Treatement Works - caters for the Picnic Point Caravan Park and an equivalent population of 1,000,
where solids are removed and the remaining wastewater is further treated to remove impurities. The treated effluent is reused for irrigation. Each of the treatment works are oxidation styled treatment facilities.
To find out more about Council's sewerage services, please refer to the topics listed below.