Unitywater (QLD) is upgrading sections of the Bribie Island Sewage Treatment Plant which will result in an increase in its treatment capacity.

The $4.9 million upgrade is replacing one of the plant’s three clarifiers with a significantly larger version, and refurbishing the other two. The work will ensure the plant is capable of handling increased flows of up to 5.8 million litres of sewage per day.

“This work improves the ability of the Bribie Island Sewage Treatment Plant to meet demands of population growth into the future,” said Simon Taylor, Executive Manager of Unitywater’s Infrastructure Planning & Capital Delivery Division.

“It ensures the plant will continue to meet more stringent environmental and licensing requirements and it provides greater assurance that the plant can handle higher peak flows during dry or wet weather.”

The works are expected to be completed by September 2014 and will not impact the delivery of sewerage services to customers.

Unitywater is investing approximately $114 million in sewerage services in the Moreton Bay region between 2013/14 and 2017/18.

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