We gather research data at Boag Rocks, where Class A recycled water is discharged into the ocean from the Eastern Treatment Plant in accordance with standards set by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria.
Did you know? Class A is the highest grade of recycled water in Victoria with more than 99.999% of pathogens removed. It can be used for a range of non-drinking purposes, helping to save water in an uncertain climate.
A research buoy is stationed at the recycled water outfall zone, and monitors:
- ocean current
- wind speed
The buoy is fitted with an automatic identification system, GPS monitoring device and a flashing light at night to help vessels safely navigate around the zone.
This world-class technology helps researchers better understand and plan how to manage recycled water while maintaining the biodiversity of our marine environment.