About Wonga Wetlands
The wetlands is a by-product of AlburyCity’s Waterview wastewater (sewerage) treatment plant, constructed in the late-1990s. A requirement of the Waterview plant was that all treated reclaimed water was to be recycled, that is, none goes back into the Murray River.
To achieve this, the treated reclaimed water is irrigated on timber plantations and improved pastures in the warmer months and discharged to Wonga Wetlands in the winter months. (Albury generates around 15 megalitres per day of treated reclaimed water, the equivalent of six Olympic size swimming pools).