A Queensland wastewater treatment facility that was awarded the highest environmental rating by an environmental sustainability panel is rated a low impact facility, with a maximum annual emissions of 0.09 megatonnes of CO2e, according to data from the Australian National University.
Fenton is a low carbon facility that processes water to generate electricity, the university said.
Fence line in a farm field in Fenton near Wairarapa, Queensland, is pictured.
Photo: Supplied “The Fenton wastewater treatment plant in Wairarrera has the highest emissions per unit of capacity and the lowest per unit discharge of any wastewater treatment system in Australia,” the university’s Environment and Energy Institute report, published this month, said.
“However, the total emissions for Fenton are higher than the emissions associated with all wastewater treatment plants worldwide, and it is the largest and most advanced wastewater treatment infrastructure in the world.” “
The Fenton water system uses an effluent from an industrial plant to generate power, the University of Queensland said. “
However, the total emissions for Fenton are higher than the emissions associated with all wastewater treatment plants worldwide, and it is the largest and most advanced wastewater treatment infrastructure in the world.”
The Fenton water system uses an effluent from an industrial plant to generate power, the University of Queensland said.
The Fentons wastewater treatment complex was rated an A by the Australian Water and Wastewater Systems Network, an independent assessment agency, in 2016.
The system is the only major wastewater treatment in the Australian Capital Territory.
It is also the first in the state to be accredited as an advanced wastewater system, meaning it meets or exceeds national standards for pollution.
A wastewater treatment operation at the Fenton complex in Wirrlich, near Wamunda.
Photo by Craig Feltman The Fenceline in a Farm Field in Funtons Water Treatment Plant, Wairara, Wamuda, Queensland.
Photo courtesy of the university of Queensland The Fences and fencing that surround the complex are made of “natural wood, recycled paper and recycled cement,” the water system’s sustainability manager, Craig Fenton said.
He said the fencing and the fence line that surrounds the facility “is very low carbon, so it has a lower environmental impact per unit than other similar wastewater treatment facilities”.
The FENTON WATER SYSTEMS COMPANY website has a link to the website of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, which has a section on water quality and pollution.
The water system is one of a series of facilities the company operates in the Queensland region.
It has about 70 plants across the state, with another 45 in the Pilbara region, Mr Fenton added.
The university also published its report on the FENTONS WATER QUALITY and ENVIRONMENT on the university website.
The University of Western Australia website has more information about the Fentones water quality.
It says that while FENTons wastewater system has a “significant environmental footprint”, the company is working with the state government to mitigate that footprint through a series