Community tours of our treatment facilities

We currently offer three types of guided facility tours that can be requested by community groups:

  • Wastewater and Recycled Water Treatment Plant  – guided tour
  • Candowie Reservoir and Ian Bartlett Water Purification Plant – guided tour
  • King Road Wastewater Treatment Plant – guided tour

We also take bookings for site access for birdwatching clubs and walking groups.

Guided facility and site tours

Water Treatment Plant
Wastewater & Recycled Water Treatment Plant Tour

Our treatment plant on Phillip Island treats all the sewage from Phillip Island and San Remo, and produces recycled water and biosolids that is reused in the community. This guided tour takes around 45minutes, and includes a walk around the plant to see the sewage treatment process, recycled water treatment, production of biosolids, as well as a short trip to Pyramid Rock to see the ocean outfall.

Candowie Reservoir & Ian Bartlett Water Purification Plant Tour

The guided tour takes around 1 hour and incorporates the reservoir, dam wall, spillway and outlet tower, plus a walk through the plant to see how our drinking water is produced. Candowie Reservoir is located 10 minutes from the South Gippsland Highway, east of Grantville in Almurta.

King Road treatment plant and solar panels - low res

King Road Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour

Our treatment plant at King Rd near Bass treats all the sewage from the waterline area.  All treated water is then reused onsite. The tour takes around 45minutes, and includes a walk around the plant to see the sewage treatment process, irrigation systems, tree plantation and solar panels. Our King Road site is quite a picturesque location, home to many native birds and animals, and a key part of our Climate Change Strategy.

Unguided site access for community groups

Aerial image of treated effluent lagoon
King Road Wastewater Treatment Plant – access for community groups

Our treatment plant at King Rd near Bass is quite a picturesque location, home to many native birds and animals. Community groups such as walking or birdwatching groups can book access to this site without a guide.

Bookings are essential and subject to availability. Strict safety rules and COVID safe requirements. All visitors will receive a safety briefing/induction and will have to sign in using a QR code for contact tracing before access.

photo Candowie Reservoir

Candowie Reservoir – access for community groups

Candowie Reservoir located is located approximately 10 minutes from Grantville, in Almurta. This picturesque location is popular with community walking and birdwatching groups, who can book access to this site without a guide.

Bookings are essential and subject to availability. Strict safety rules and COVID safe requirements. All visitors will receive a safety briefing/induction and will have to sign in using a QR code for contact tracing before access.

Things to know:
  • Tours are for not-for-profit community groups and education providers only
  • Tours are available during normal business hours only and are subject to availability
  • We do not charge for guided tours, but groups must organise their own transport
  • Strict safety and Covid Safe regulations are in place at all Westernport Water sites. All visitors for tours or site visits must sign in using a QR code for contract tracing purposes, and fill in and submit an Indemnity Form at least 48 hours prior to site access.

If you are interested in a guided tour or site access for your community group, please fill in the online enquiry form below or email communications@westernportwater.com.au to determine availability and discuss your options.

    Community Group Site Tour Booking Form



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