Western Australia Minister for Water Dave Kelly
Margaret River Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades To Cater For Growth
Victor P Taffa
- Construction has begun on a $20.4 Million upgrade to Margaret River’s Wastewater Treatment Plant
- Upgrade will double the capacity of the plant to produce 3 Million litres per day
- State Government, through the Water Corporation, plans to invest $59.8 Million in water and wastewater infrastructure in the South-West region in 2018-19
State Government has started work on a $20.4 Million project to upgrade the Margaret River Wastewater Treatment Plant, comprising of new treatment equipment, tanks and an additional storage pond.
“Wastewater is 99.97 % water as it comes mostly from showers, baths and washing machines.” Minister for Water Dave Kelly said.
“Following treatment, 80 % of the water exiting the plant is re-used to irrigate a Government-owned woodlot and public open space in the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River.”
Upgrade will ensure the plant can safely and efficiently treat increasing volumes of wastewater into the future, as the population in the region continues to grow. No significant impacts to the community are expected during the works.
Construction is expected to be completed by December 2019. The plant, which is 2.5 km north-east of the town centre on Long Road, was constructed in 2001.
About 20 Western Australian workers will be involved in the project and local companies will be subcontracted to complete the work.