Contractor John Holland, on behalf of Parkes Shire Council, has begun work on a new sewage treatment plant and a water treatment plant in Parkes, New South Wales.

The new sewage treatment plant is designed to replace the existing treatment plant, which was originally constructed in 1936, and will provide an energy efficient, modern, reliable and robust sewage treatment process for Parkes.

The new 16ML/day water treatment plant will replace the existing 8ML/day Peak Hill water treatment plant.

The plant is designed to meet the water supply demands for future growth and ensure reliable and high quality treated water delivery.

Regional General Manager for NSW/ACT, Scott Olsen, said the new works are important to the local community.

“These two new facilities will provide reliable and robust water and wastewater treatment for residents for the long term future,” Mr Olsen said.

“When complete, they will enable Parkes Shire Council to continue to improve drinking water quality for the local community and future proof the water supply to Parkes and Peak Hill as well as implementing state-of-the-art water treatment and management.

“The first activities local residents will observe on site will be earth works, with excavation and fill work carried out to prepare the site for construction.”

The sewage treatment plant and the water treatment plants will be constructed concurrently and are scheduled for completion in mid-2017.

Jessica Dickers is an experienced journalist, editor and content creator who is currently the Editor of Utility’s sister publication, Infrastructure. With a strong writing background, Jessica has experience in journalism, editing, print production, content marketing, event program creation, PR and editorial management. Her favourite part of her role as editor is collaborating with the sector to put together the best industry-leading content for the audience.

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