A ‘Small Town Filtration Program’ is currently underway to improve the consistency of water quality supplied to five Goulburn Valley Water (GVW) townships.
Acting District Manager, Mr Chris Spokes says the $4.8M project will result in the installation of five microfiltration plants, four of which are in the Central district. “The four central towns receiving filtration upgrades are Dookie, Stanhope, Katandra West and Colbinabbin,” Mr Spokes said. Katamatite, which is situated in GVW’s Northern district, is also to be upgraded.
“Though currently compliant with Australian Drinking Water Guidelines, these towns occasionally experience water quality outside of targets adopted internally by GVW.” The installation of microfiltration plants will improve the consistency of the water quality experienced by customers in these towns.
To contribute to achieving the treatment targets, additional Clear Water Storages are also to be constructed at Dookie (150kL), Stanhope (150kL), Colbinabbin (150kL) and Katamatite (190kL).
The works at all plants will be undertaken by Aquatec-Maxcon Pty Ltd, and will be carried out over the next 6-8 months, with an anticipated project completion early in 2012. “The project is underway in Dookie and Stanhope,” said Mr Spokes. “Katandra West, Katamatite and Colbinabbin will follow, in that order.” Residents who may be affected by the works will be advised ahead of time by GVW.