Bridgetown Wastewater Treatment Plant To Be Upgraded

Bridgetown Wastewater Treatment Plant To Be Upgraded

Western Australia Minister for Water Dave Kelly

Improvements To Wastewater Recycling In Bridgetown

Victor P Taffa

  • State Government investing in Bridgetown’s wastewater system
  • Work will cater for future growth and provide environmental benefits

Bridgetown will benefit from major improvements to the town’s wastewater system, with two projects valued at $9.4 Million now under way.

“This investment in Bridgetown’s wastewater system will not only cater for growth in the town, it will also provide environmental benefits.” Minister for Water Dave Kelly said.

“Upgrade to the town’s wastewater treatment plant ensures it continues to produce high-quality treated wastewater for irrigation.”

Work began last month on an upgrade to the Bridgetown Wastewater Treatment Plant. The plant treats the town’s wastewater to a high quality before it is used to irrigate the Bridgetown Golf Course.

Bridgetown Wastewater Treatment Plant project is expected to be completed in September 2018.

“About 37 Million litres of recycled water is produced each year, reducing reliance on precious drinking water supplies.” Mr. Kelly said.

Work is also under way on an infill sewerage project in the area, which began in March 2017. Infill sewerage systems eliminate the need for septic tanks and leach drains, benefiting the environment and public health.

As a result of this project, 265 residential homes in Bridgetown will have access to the central wastewater system for the safe treatment and disposal of their wastewater.  Work is expected to be completed by the end of June 2017.