Improvements to the wastewater system in the Mid-West Western Australian town of Geraldton are continuing, with Water Corporation due to begin an upgrade of the town’s wastewater treatment plant later in 2016.

The upgrade will involve construction of four new infiltration ponds and refurbishment of the existing ponds.

Currently the plant treats around two million litres of wastewater each day, and the upgrade will increase this to 3.5 million.

During a visit to Geraldton, Western Australia Water Minister Mia Davies said work to replace 3.2km of wastewater main in Spalding had been completed in May 2016.

“This has improved the reliability of the wastewater system and caters for growth,” Ms Davis said.

Looking forward, the Western Australian Government – through the Water Corporation – will invest around $3.5 million to upgrade the Geraldton wastewater treatment plant, located off Place Road, to cater for future growth.

The upgrade is scheduled to begin in late 2016 and take about 12 months to complete.

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