Western Treatment Plant: More than just world-class sewage treatment
Meet Alanna, Manager of the Western Treatment Plant, and hear why she thinks the Western Treatment Plant is so special.
Narrator – N1 (Alanna Wright)
N1: I think it’s a little bit different from most treatment plants. It is absolutely massive, it’s the size of Phillip Island.
[Aerial footage of the Western Treatment Plant conservation area including vegetation and conservation ponds]
[on-screen text: Alanna Wright. Melbourne Water, Manager Western Treatment Plant.]
N1: It’s a treatment plant, it’s a Ramsar wetland, it has resource recovery.
[Footage of Alanna Wright, Manager Western Treatment Plant, speaking in front of heritage casings used to mold sewerage pipes]
[on-screen text: A Ramsar wetland is recognised as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention.]
N1: Every change in the process or every different type of treatment that we put in place is another step to improvement.
[A painting shows an aerial view of the Western Treatment Plant key operation areas, including giant tanks called clarifiers which assist with secondary treatment of sewage]
N1: Being more efficient and I guess, being able to serve the community better.
[Footage of sewage flowing out of pipes into an open sewer channel, and recycled water from the Western Treatment Plant watering vegetable crops]
[Aerial footage of the Western Treatment Plant treatment and conservation lagoons]
[on screen text Melbourne Water logo www.melbournewater.com.au]