Sewerage Sewerage

Responsibility for the sewerage network in Weipa is shared between Weipa Township Authority (WTA) and Rio Tinto.

This responsibility covers the operation and maintenance of the fully reticulated sewerage system, as well as maintaining the systems and all related infrastructure.

The system collects sewerage for treatment from the point of discharge at a property, before discharging the treated waste in accordance with the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (DEHP) licence agreement.  

The responsibilities shared by Rio Tinto and WTA include:

  • Collection, treatment and disposal of sewerage and trade waste
  • Operation of sewerage treatment plants and pumping stations
  • Maintenance of the gravity sewerage infrastructure and assets

For further information or to report any sewerage issues, please contact WTA on (07) 4030 9400.