Bega reuses factory water for pasture irrigation at the Bega and Strathmerton sites. Factory reuse water contains nutrients that replace fertilisers used for pasture growth. The constituents of the waste water break down when stored for long periods and may cause unpleasant odours.
The environment team is committed to ensuring that solutions are in place to prevent the risk of odour impacting the community. The Bega community is consulted and advised of odour management activities through community newsletters and surveys.
The Environment Protection Authority is closely involved in the odour management strategy developed for the Bega wet weather storage dam.