The first stage of the $10.5 million project to upgrade the Bunbury Wastewater Treatment Plant is now complete, increasing the treatment capacity of the plant from 11 million litres of wastewater a day to 13 million litres a day.

The upgrade will ensure the plant has the capacity to safely process wastewater into the future as the population continues to grow in the region.

Minister for Water, Dave Kelly, said the project is a significant investment in important infrastructure for the growing population of the Bunbury region.

“Wastewater treatment plants are important in helping to ensure the liveability and sustainability of our cities and towns,” Mr Kelly said.

Bunbury MLA, Don Punch, said, “This is significant investment in our local infrastructure that has supported local employment and is good for our environment.”

Work on the treatment plant, located between Bunbury and Dalyellup, began in late 2016 and the first stage was completed in November 2017.

Stage two, which involves further minor upgrades to mechanical technology, will begin in December 2017 and will take about four months to complete.

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