Follow the wastewater journey - treatment plant tour

Water News

Want to go behind the scenes of your local wastewater treatment plant? This National Water Week, Ballina Shire Council is opening the gates to their Wastewater Treatment Plant gates to show you where your water goes and how it’s treated.

Our treatment plants run 365 days a year and treat a huge 10.9 million litres of wastewater each day.

The free tour will give community members the chance to see the state-of-the-art facility in action. This plant is also home to a solar power panel field, which helps power to the plant!

Here's what Roslyn thought following last year's Water Week Tour - “It was a great tour and I loved the opportunity to learn so much about the good work being done by the Council and staff to make a valuable resource sustainable.”

Tour Information

  • TIME AND DATE: 10am - 11.30am, Saturday 26 October 2019
  • LOCATION: West Ballina Treatment Plant
  • ADDRESS: 72 Fishery Creek Road, West Ballina
  • BYO: Please wear enclosed shoes, hat and bring an umbrella if it looks like rain.
  • REQUIRED AGE: As this is a working site attendees need to be 12 years old and above.
  • ACCESSIBILITY: Attendees need to be aware the site and tour includes climbing some stairs, please contact Council for more information about site accessibility.
  • COST: Free

For more information or to RSVP for the free tour contact Council's Communications Officer on 1300 864 444 or email

National Water Week

National Water Week – it’s time to change the world! So let’s start local.

Each October, we refocus our attention on water and its importance to every aspect of our world. This year the Australian Water Association is taking a global approach and has been inspired by the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. This UN campaign introduces 17 sustainable goals to young people all over the world to unite them to take action to meet these goals by 2030. 

We are encouraging our local community to think about the importance of water but to get the message flowing through the whole community! After all, children are our future. For more information or to download the colouring-in sheet visit