Queensland Urban Utilities will begin construction on a new $20 million state-of-the-art sewage treatment plant in Lowood in early 2018.
The new treatment plant will service the Lowood and Fernvale areas to cater for population growth.
Queensland Urban Utilities spokesperson Michelle Cull said the plant was its biggest capital works project in the Somerset region to date.
“The new treatment plant will cater for approximately 8,800 people, meeting the needs of the projected population until 2034,” Ms Cull said.
“It’s a significant capital investment which will double the current capacity of the sewerage network and ensure the region has the infrastructure it needs for many years to come.
“With more toilets flushing and showers running, it’s essential the local sewerage network keeps up with demand.”
The plant, which is being built on Old Fernvale Road at Vernor, will feature the latest technology in sewage treatment.
It is part of a $45 million upgrade to the local network, which also includes two new sewerage pump stations and eight kilometres of new sewer pipes.
The new plant will replace the two existing treatment plants in Lowood and Fernvale, which will be decommissioned in 2019.
Construction on the treatment plant is due to begin in April 2018.