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Waste water management (COFOG-A 052)

Australian System of Government Finance Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods
Reference period
2015
Released
23/12/2015
Next release Unknown
First release
A1C.103.

Waste water management (COFOG-A 052) consists of government expenditure on waste water management. This group covers sewage system operation and waste water treatment. Sewage system operation includes management and construction of the system of collectors, pipelines, conduits and pumps to evacuate any waste water (rainwater, domestic and other available waste water) from the points of generation to either a sewage treatment plant or to a point where waste water is discharged to surface water. Waste water treatment includes any mechanical, biological or advanced process to render waste water fit to meet applicable environment standards or other quality norms.

A1C.104.

Waste water management (COFOG-A 052) is further classified into:

  • reused or recycled waste water management (COFOG-A 0521); and
  • waste water management not elsewhere classified (COFOG-A 0529).

Reused or recycled waste water management (COFOG-A 0521)

A1C.105.

Reused or recycled waste water management (COFOG-A 0521) consists of:

  • the administration, supervision, inspection, operation or support of activities relating to reused or recycled waste water management; and
  • grants, loans or subsidies to support the operation, construction, maintenance or upgrading of systems relating to reused or recycled water.

Includes: Sewerage system operation; management and construction of systems of collectors, pipelines, conduits and pumps to reticulate any waste water (rainwater, domestic and other available waste water) from the points of generation to reuse point; any mechanical, biological or advanced process to render waste water fit to meet environmental and hygiene standards or quality norms for reuse; systems to allow water use or reuse without treatment where possible including wash water (industrial, commercial and other), greywater systems, rainwater storage systems and other secondary uses; treatment of waste water to environmental or quality standards for reuse and recycling.

Excludes: Restoration of water bodies (classified to pollution abatement (COFOG-A 0531)); potable water supply services (classified to water supply (COFOG-A 0631)).

Waste water management not elsewhere classified (COFOG-A 0529)

A1C.106.

Waste water management not elsewhere classified (COFOG-A 0529) consists of:

  • the administration, supervision, inspection, operation or support of sewage systems and waste water treatment for waste water not intended for reuse or recycling; and
  • grants, loans or subsidies to support the operation, construction, maintenance or upgrading of such systems.

Includes: Deep mains town systems; effluent drainage systems; septic tank cleaning and inspection; nightsoil disposal (sanitary service); urban drainage systems and storm water drains including the linking or lining of creeks and the provision of open or deep draining systems; any mechanical, biological or advanced process to render waste water fit to meet environmental standards or quality norms other than for reuse.

Excludes: Construction of drains associated with road works (classified to road construction (COFOG-A 1113)); rural flood mitigation and agricultural drainage (classified to agriculture (COFOG-A 0421)); restoration of water bodies (classified to pollution abatement (COFOG-A 0531)); potable water supply services (classified to water supply (COFOG-A 0631)).