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Waste Water

For any enquiries about sewage and wastewater, please call Mt Hotham Alpine Resort (MHAR) on (03) 5759 3550.


Resort wastewater treatment plant

The Mt Hotham wastewater treatment plant is predominantly a biological treatment plant, based on activated sludge principles.  The adjoining Class A Recycled water treatment plant is able to provide additional treatment of the secondary effluent from the WWTP, to Class A water quality standards.

The Mt Hotham wastewater treatment plant and recycled water treatment plant are licenced by the Victorian Environment Protection Authority.


On-site wastewater treatment systems

Mt Hotham Alpine Resort is the regulator for on-site wastewater management systems up to 5000L/day (i.e., septic tanks) of which there are a small number within the resort. Please contact MHAR for enquiries relating to upgrading, replacing or making changes to your septic tank.

More information about wastewater regulations, and the EPA's wastewater guidelines, can be found here:


Wastewater tips

To assist with the management of the wastewater system that is connected to your premises, follow these useful tips:

•    Don't pour cooking oil and fats down the sink

•    Don't flush baby wet-wipes down the toilet, even if they are marked as "flushable" - they are not!

•    Don’t flush sanitary products or foreign objects down the toilet

•    Don’t pour paint or harmful chemicals or fuel down the drain.

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