The Council is responsible for the collection, treatment and disposal of wastewater from the 14 communities throughout the district.

This includes the management, operation and maintenance of a number of wastewater pump stations, treatment plants and over 240 km of wastewater mains.

The Council considers the provision of a public wastewater system to the community an essential service. The Council elects to perform this function to ensure that the community receives an affordable, safe and reliable service. This ensures the health of the community is protected and the impacts on the environment are minimised.

Asset management is carried out by the Council to optimally manage its wastewater assets and their associated performance, and manage the risks and expenditures over their life cycle.