Seqwater is set to begin an upgrade of its Mt Crosby East Bank water treatment plant, to increase its capacity and complete improvements that were identified after severe flooding occurred in 2013.

Seqwater Chief Executive Officer, Peter Dennis said the upgrade will increase the plant’s chemical storage capacity and improve accessibility for trucks to deliver chemicals for water treatment.

“The Mt Crosby East Bank Water Treatment Plant is a critical part of our SEQ water grid and a primary supply of drinking water for the greater Brisbane and Ipswich areas,” Mr Dennis said.

“The new storage and unloading facilities will provide greater capacity for delivering and storing chemicals at the plant, which means continuity in the water treatment process during severe weather.”

Apart from the storage and unloading facilities, other construction will involve a new one-way access road and a retaining wall at the entrance of the plant on Mt Crosby Road.

Mr Dennis said building the new access road will require temporary removal of some landscaping and vegetation at the front of the plant. Seqwater is seeking community input for this part of the project.

“We are giving the community the opportunity to decide on the colour of the new wall and make suggestions for landscaping options once the wall is built,” Mr Dennis said.

The entire upgrade will take approximately 12 months to complete.

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