24/07/2015 - 13:12

Water Corp in $9.5m utilities projects

24/07/2015 - 13:12

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Water Minister Mia Davies announced the completion of one project and the start of two others to improve Water Corporation services at Perth’s northern edge and in the Wheatbelt.

Water Minister Mia Davies

Water Minister Mia Davies announced the completion of one project and the start of two others to improve Water Corporation services at Perth’s northern edge and in the Wheatbelt.

Work has started on a $6.4 million water tank in Waddouring and a $3.12 million water main in Eglinton.

The completion of a $2.8 million upgrade of Jurien Bay’s wastewater treatment plant was also announced by the minister.

The new 6 million litre water storage tank at Waddouring will replace the existing storage reservoir, and is expected to be completed by October 2016.

The tank will improve water quality and pressure for 300 customers in Bencubbin, Trayning, Kununoppin and surrounding areas in the shires of Mount Marshall and Trayning.

The new Eglinton water main will stretch 1.3 kilometres along Marmion Avenue from Shorehaven Boulevard to Cinnabar Drive, and is intended to facilitate further development in Alkimos and Eglinton.

It is expected to reach completion by the end of October this year.

The minister said that the upgrade in Jurien Bay was completed a month ahead of schedule.

The treatment capacity of the Jurien Bay plant has been doubled to 300,000 litres a day, which Ms Davies says is needed to cater to the peak summer holiday period and future growth as a potential ‘SuperTown’.

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