Malabar sewage treatment plant (STP) Summary of STP performance (includes flows from Liverpool, Glenfield and Fairfield STPs) Treatment plant performance 2007-08 Performance summary Concentration limits Toxicity limit Load limits General All concentration limits Toxicity limit met. All load limits met. STP performed well. met. Discharge load Discharge volume Load limit Load Volume of treated 185,415 million Analyte (tonnes) (tonnes) wastewater discharged litres Total to receiving water suspended 47,632.500 27,508.587 solids Note: Volume includes wet and dry weather discharges but Biological does not include treated wastewater used for recycled water 58,217.500 38,204.663 schemes. oxygen demand Total nitrogen 13,231.250 7,669.426 Toxicity result Total 2,646.250 1,378.110 phosphorus Average Average Oil and grease 9,261.875 5,475.372 Unit of Measure measure limit actual Note: Loads also include discharges during wet weather Sea urchin - 1hr % effluent 0.19 2.016 fertilization Note: Licence requires actual to be greater than the limit. Annual discharge load 10000 Loads Load Limit 60000 9000 Loads Load Limit 50000 8000 7000 40000 6000 30000 5000 4000 20000 3000 2000 10000 1000 0 0 03-04 04-05 05-06 06-07 07-08 03-04 04-05 05-06 06-07 07-08 Total Suspended Solids Load Discharged (tonnes) Total Oil & Grease Load Discharged (tonnes) Key to box plots Annual discharge concentration Suspended solids Oil and grease Note: Concentrations refer to the primary discharge point Summary information Level of treatment and discharge location: Malabar STP is a primary treatment plant discharging treated wastewater to the ocean via a deepwater ocean outfall. The outfall discharges 3.6 km from the shoreline at 82 m maximum water depth. The Malabar sewage treatment system includes flows from Liverpool STP, Glenfield STP and Fairfield storm STP. Beneficial reuse and recycling: On site reuse. Asset status: Efficiency improvements were made to the operation of cogeneration generators at Malabar STP in 2007–08. The installation of a recycled water plant is in progress at the STP to reduce drinking water use at this site. STP performance: Load and concentration levels of suspended solids and oil and grease were within the current licence limits. There was no evidence of ecotoxic effects from the STP discharges.
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