Yeppoon sewage treatment plant open day
LIVINGSTONE Shire Council will host a community open day with a difference tomorrow, when the Yeppoon Sewage Treatment Plant opens its doors to the public.
Visitors to the free open day (9am-2pm) will get chance to see Livingstone Shire's treatment process in action and the issues staff deal with on a daily basis.
Free tours and a free shuttle bus service will be running all day. Council's resident gardening guru Councillor Tom Wyatt will also be on hand to give advice on saving water and sustainable practices around the home.
Councillor for Water and Waste Management Adam Belot said the open day is traditionally a popular event on the local calendar.
"I've heard all the jokes but in all seriousness it's a chance for residents to gain real insight into the hard work that the staff go through to ensure we're maintaining our high standards and the most sustainable treatment methods," Cr Belot said.
"A lot of people may not be aware of items that you shouldn't flush down the toilet because they inhibit the treatment process; believe it or not false teeth are a common problem!
"The kids in particular always enjoy it because a lot of people are unaware of the scale of operations being carried out right here in Yeppoon.
"The free shuttle bus will be running every half hour (starting from 8.45am) from the old railway site across from the Keppel Bay Plaza to the plant. Free tours will also be held every hour until 12.30pm so there is plenty of opportunity to come and say hi."
Closed in shoes are required for the tours.
Free giveaways and a free sausage sizzle will also be available on the day; the Yeppoon Sewage Treatment Plant is located at 2745 Yeppoon Rd, Barmaryee - entry via the Yeppoon Landfill.