Queensland delivers major water recycling

Combined project to deliver 232 megalitres: "This milestone is the first step in implementing the largest recycled water scheme in the Southern Hemisphere," Beattie said, "and demonstrates my government’s commitment to ensuring a reliable, climate resistant water supply that will satisfy our needs now and for future generations. When the Western Corridor Recycled Water Project is complete at the end of 2008, it will link all three of the world-class advanced water treatment plants at Luggage Point, Gibson Island and Bundamba with the Wivenhoe Dam. These plants combined will provide up to 232 megalitres of purified recycled water to the power stations and Wivenhoe Dam each day via 200 kilometres of pipeline. This is enough to satisfy more than a third of the region’s current daily water use. To date, more than 1.7 million working hours have been dedicated to ensuring that the Western Corridor Recycled Water Project is completed on time, and I am sure that members join with me … in commending their efforts."

Reference: Peter Beattie, Premier and Minister for Trade, Member for Brisbane Central ALP, Legislative Assembly, Queensland, 4 September 2007.

Erisk Net, 22/9/2007

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