Capacity Upgrade For Bunbury Wastewater Treatment Plant

Capacity Upgrade For Bunbury Wastewater Treatment Plant

Western Australia Minister for Water Dave Kelly

Bunbury Wastewater Treatment Plant Capacity Increased After Upgrade

Victor P Taffa

  • $10.5 Million project to upgrade Bunbury Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Capacity of wastewater treatment plant increased by 2 Million litres a day
  • Additional work to begin in December 2017

First stage of a $10.5 Million project to upgrade the Bunbury Wastewater Treatment Plant is now complete.

“This is a significant investment in important infrastructure for the growing population of the Bunbury region.” Minister for Water Dave Kelly said.

“About 70 Western Australian construction workers were employed throughout the first stage of the project.”

Upgrades will ensure the plant has the capacity to safely process wastewater into the future as the population continues to grow in the region.

Stage one of the project has increased the treatment capacity of the plant from 11 Million litres of wastewater a day to 13 Million litres a day equivalent to 5 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

Work on the treatment plant, located between Bunbury and Dalyellup, began late last year and the first stage was completed in November.

“This is significant investment in our local infrastructure that has supported local employment and is good for our environment.” Bunbury MLA Don Punch said.

Stage 2, which involves further minor upgrades to mechanical technology, will begin this month and will take about 4 months to complete.

Wastewater is 99.7 % water as it comes mostly from showers, baths and washing machines.