treatment process

Altogether's processes meet strict Australian Guidelines for Water Recycling.

Whilst the process may differ slightly for various communities and for high-rise apartments, the below process is relevant for Pitt Town, Gables, Huntlee and Cooranbong.

Wastewater undergoes seven extensive filtration and treatment processes including Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) and Ultraviolet (UV).

7 steps treatment process is as follows:

  1. Wastewater screening: plastics and rubbish are taken out of the wastewater
  2. Anaerobic processing: wastewater enters the biological processing tank bioreactor where natural bugs break it down
  3. Aerobic processing: air is added to the wastewater, creating new bugs which continue the breakdown process
  4. Chemicals added: Three chemicals – Magnesium hydroxide, sodium hypochlorite and aluminum sulphate are added at different stages to balance and disinfect
  5. Membrane filtration: water is sucked through microscopic membranes that block out bugs — removing bacteria, pathogens and other impurities
  6. Ultraviolet processing: water us neutralised of impurities through the ultraviolet disinfection process
  7. Chlorination: chlorine is added to the water for the final treatment process before entering the recycled water tank ready for distribution to connected homes


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