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by Rhiannon Bristow-Stagg (subscribe)
Freelance writer and photographer with an interest in science communication. Always looking for new experiences and discoveries! Find out more at
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Have you ever been curious about what happens to your ones and twos after you press the 'flush' button? Well, here is your chance to find out!

Join a unique tour of the Oxley Sewage Treatment Plant, where domestic wastewater and trade waste from the southern and western regions of Brisbane is treated by Queensland Urban Utilities.

The bus tour of the Sewage Treatment Plant will uncover the science and engineering behind treating your waste. It may also surprise you to know that the power of poo is being used to produce biogas from sewage sludge, which can be used to generate electricity.

The tour is also a good reminder of the impact we can all have. For example, flushing incorrect items down the toilet can cause big problems further down the line.

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Co-generation Pic: Queensland Urban Utilities

The bus tour will be held on Wednesday 20th of July 2016 9:30am-noon. It picks up and drops off at eastern side of Corinda Railway Station, Browne St, Corinda. Covered shoes, hats, and long sleeves must be worn. You will also need to bring water and snacks.

The tour is free for members of the Oxley Creek Catchment Association and $15 for non-members. Bookings are essential as numbers are limited. For bookings contact the Oxley Creek Catchment Association on 3345 5541 or email

This event is hosted by Queensland Urban Utilities as part of the Peaks to Points Festival 2016.
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Why? It's your waste!
When: 9:30am-noon
Phone: 3345 5541
Where: Oxley Sewage Treatment Plant. Pickup at Corinda Railway Station
Cost: $15 (free for OCCA members)
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