Water Corporation is hosting an Open Day at Pemberton’s Wastewater Treatment Plant on Sunday October 15 from 10am-2pm.


The event marks the start of National Water Week (15-21 Oct) and is a great opportunity for the public to see the fascinating process of how wastewater from Pemberton homes and businesses is treated.


Water Corporation South West Regional Manager John Janssen said people did not give much thought to what happened to the water from their washing machines, showers and toilets.


“Without proper treatment, this wastewater could be a public health risk and also damage the environment,” Mr Janssen said.


“The Pemberton Wastewater Treatment Plant is quite new and it uses the latest technology to safely treat and dispose of wastewater, which is used to irrigate the Pemberton Sports Oval in the summer.”


During the Open Day Water Corporation will conduct guided tours throughout the plant, providing access that is not normally available to the public.


“This will be a really different way to spend some time on your Sunday and it will be something the kids will remember for a long time - everyone is welcome,” Mr Janssen said. 


The Pemberton Wastewater Treatment Plant is located on Vasse Highway. From the town centre proceed south on Brockman Street/Vasse Hwy approximately 1.5km. Turn left immediately after the Pemberton Timber Mill site for the Treatment Plant access road.


Please note closed shoes must be worn – no thongs or sandals. 


Did you know?


  • Wastewater mostly comes from showers, baths, sinks, washing machines and toilets and is 99.97 per water.

  • The Pemberton WWTP processes around 180,000 litres of wastewater each day


Media Enquiries:

Contact: Tony Snelling

Position: Senior Adviser Customer and Stakeholder

Phone: 9725 5148 or 0428 938 847