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Australia’s largest PFAS treatment plant is set to reach a construction milestone, with works to upgrade existing control systems and integrate it into Katherine’s current water treatment system underway.

Power and Water’s Senior Manager Service Delivery, Water Services, Eric Boyle, said the town’s water treatment plant will need to be taken offline for 24 hours while these important works are completed.

“We have undertaken extensive planning to make sure there is no impact on the quality and supply of water to Katherine during this period but we do ask the community to continue being water wise and keep use to a minimum,” Mr Boyle said.

Built to industrial specifications designed to endure the Northern Territory’s harsh climatic conditions, the new plant will process 10ML of water per day to supplement Katherine’s drinking water supply.

The new plant will use leading ion exchange technology and is expected to be operational in the third quarter of 2022.

“Power and Water is proud to deliver this project that will ensure a safe and sustainable water supply for Katherine over the next 30 years,” Mr Boyle said.

“Katherine residents have become great water efficiency champions and I thank them for their ongoing commitment to protecting our valuable water resource as construction of the treatment plant is completed.”

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