Sewerage

Livingstone Shire Council operates and maintains sewerage infrastructure which collects sewage from 9,700 Capricorn Coast properties and transports it through 331.5kms of mains or pipes to one of two sewage treatment plants where it is treated to a suitable standard for discharge. 

Council also provides substantial amounts of recycled water for irrigation at a number of sites on the Coast.

Sewerage Network
The Capricorn Coast is serviced by two sewerage schemes located at Yeppoon and Emu Park with a total of approximately 10,000 connections.

Yeppoon Sewerage Scheme
The Yeppoon sewerage system provides a sewerage service to the localities of Yeppoon, Pacific Heights, Meikleville Hill, Barlow’s Hill, Cooee Bay, Taranganba, Lammermoor Beach, Statue Bay, Mulambin Waters and Rosslyn Bay.

The Yeppoon West Sewage Treatment Plant has an Average Dry Weather flow design capacity of approximately 1,319 megalitres/year and approximately 50% of effluent is re-used to irrigate parks, golf courses and other open space area. The system is monitored via a radio telemetry system.

This scheme services a population of approximately 16,000


Sewerage pump stations

Livingstone Shire Council operates and maintains 51 sewage pump stations throughout the Capricorn Coast.

Each of these pumps plays a very important role in taking the raw sewerage from your neighbourhood to the treatment plant.

Emu Park Sewerage Scheme
The Emu Park sewerage system provides a sewerage service to the localities of Tanby Point, Emu Park, Zilzie and the Great Barrier Reef Resort.

The Emu Park sewerage system is based on a conventional sewerage reticulation system with the capacity to treat 246 megalitre/year. The system includes gravity sewer mains, sewage pump stations, sewerage rising mains, a sewage treatment plant, treated effluent reuse and treated effluent disposal.

The sewage treatment plant is located beside the Emu Park Golf Club on the Emu Park — Rockhampton Road and is based on the extended aeration conventional technology.

There is no nutrient removal treatment process. In dry weather conditions, all treated effluent is re-used by the Emu Park Golf Club. The system is monitored via Council’s radio telemetry system.

The scheme services a population of approximately 5,000.