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Treatment system options

There are different treatment system options available for removing specific pollutants from agricultural production areas. Select a treatment system below to find out more. Presentations on treatment systems from the Treatment Systems in Coastal Catchment Forum can be found here.

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Quick facts

technologies of wastewater treatment use modified natural self-treatment processes that take place in the ground soil, water and wetland environment.[1]

Current Technologies

Emerging Technologies


In addition to the standard disclaimer located at the bottom of the page, please note the content presented is based on published knowledge of treatment systems. Many of the treatment systems described have not been trialled in different regions or land uses in Queensland. The information will be updated as new trials are conducted and monitored. If you have any additional information on treatment systems or suggestions for additional technologies please contact us using the feedback link at the bottom of this page.

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  1. ^ Rozkošný, M, Kriška, M, Šálek, J, Bodík, I & Istenič, D (2014), Natural Technologies of Wastewater Treatment. [online], Global Water Partnership, GWP CEE. Available at:

Last updated: 5 October 2018

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Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2018) Treatment system options, WetlandInfo website, accessed 13 May 2021. Available at:

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