Mundaring Treatment Plant Now Treats 240 Kilolitres Of Wastewater Daily

Mundaring Treatment Plant Now Treats 240 Kilolitres Of Wastewater Daily

Western Australia Minister for Water Mia Davies

Mundaring Treatment Plant Upgrades Complete

Victor P Taffa

  • $8.1 Million project to upgrade Mundaring wastewater treatment plant finished
  • Upgrade will allow increased water reuse for local green spaces

Water Minister Mia Davies today announced the completion of the Liberal National Government’s $8.1 Million project to upgrade the Mundaring wastewater treatment plant.

“The upgrade has increased the capacity of the plant to now treat up to 240 kilolitres of wastewater a day.” Ms. Davies said.

“The project consisted of new inlet work, odour collection and treatment facilities, and an upgraded reuse water delivery system.”

“The upgrade was completed entirely within the existing site to ensure the plant’s footprint in the area remained the same.”

“Treated wastewater from the plant will also allow increased water reuse on local community sports ovals and a nearby equestrian centre during summer.”

The Minister thanked the local community for their input and ongoing co-operation throughout the project and said community consultation had played an important role during the planning phase of the project.

“Expanding water recycling is a key part of the Liberal National Government’s 10-year Water Forever plan.” Ms. Davies said.

“This project is another example of where treated water can be put to good use by keeping our public open spaces green, while reducing reliance on scheme water.”

Work began at the plant in January 2015 and was completed on schedule in July 2016.

Fact File

  • The plant, originally commissioned in 1997, is located 1.8 km north-east of Mundaring and services the town centre
  • The plant has the capacity to treat up to 240 kilolitres of wastewater a day
  • Wastewater is 99.97% water and comes mostly from showers, baths and washing machines