The Woodman Point Wastewater Treatment Plant in Western Australia will receive a $158.5 million expansion to increase its capacity by 40 million litres a day, enabling it to safely treat 180 million litres of wastewater.

The expansion includes the construction of eight concrete sedimentation tanks which will be 50m in diameter and six metres high, with the capacity to treat 11 million litres of wastewater each.

Minister for Water, Dave Kelly, said, “Woodman Point is the state’s largest wastewater treatment plant and it currently treats wastewater for about 680,000 people living south of the Swan River.

“About 200 workers will be employed during the peak of construction and 15 apprentices at Civmec have been gaining valuable experience working on the fabrication of the concrete panels at their Henderson facility.

“This expansion will ensure the plant will continue to have the capacity to treat wastewater as the population grows.”

Henderson-based company Civmec, and Black and Veatch Australia are working with Water Corporation on the expansion project, which is expected to be completed by October 2019.

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