The next pot of gold? With Australia's mining background it should come as no surprise that we are also leaders in extracting water from the sewers that flow beneath us.
Sewer mining is proving to be a desirable alternative water source for new developments, golf courses or sports fields. It especially helps create additional capacity in an often old and already overloaded sewerage network. Extracting just the liquid phase, the water is treated to appropriate reuse standards and the by-products returned to the sewer. It is an extremely cost-effective option as it significantly reduces the cost associated with solids treatment.