Sewage Treatment Plant
All sewage is transported to Council's sewage treatment plant where solids are removed and the remaining wastewater is further treated to remove impurities. The treated effluent is either discharged to the creek or reused for irrigation purposes. The new Young sewage treatment plant was opened in May 2014 by the Minister Hon. Katrina Hodgkinson, Mr Angus Taylor MP and Councillor Stuart Freudenstein, Mayor, Young Shire Council.
The total project cost was $21 million. The NSW Government provided $5.1 million from the Country Towns Water Supply and Sewerage Program for the treatment plant upgrade. The Australian Government provided $1.5 million through the Strengthening the Basin Communities Program as part of the Water for the Future initiative for the recycled water scheme. The remainder of the project was funded by the Young Shire Council.
Construction of the Sewage Treatment Plant and Recycled Water Scheme was undertaken for Council by Leed Engineering Pty Ltd with project management and design services provided by NSW Public Works Riverina Western Region Office and NSW Water Solutions. A number of local subcontractors also contributed to the construction of the scheme.