TasWater has unveiled its new $33 million state-of-the-art sewage system in the town of Longford, featuring technology that reduces carbon emissions, power use and operating costs of the facility.
The new sewage plant is now open, with the multi-million-dollar plant constructed by Aquatec Maxcon and featuring innovative Aerobic Nereda® technology.
TasWater CEO, Michael Brewster, said this is the first plant in Tasmania to use this type of treatment process and the second plant in all of Australia.
“This technology processes sewage and other wastewater products more efficiently compared with more conventional treatment methods,” Mr Brewster said.
“We are very pleased construction of this plant is now complete, it will now benefit the local community for many years to come.”
The Longford Sewage Treatment Plant upgrade is one of TasWater’s key projects under the Capital Delivery Office.
“The plant can also now treat higher loads of sewage up to the Environment Protection Authority’s allowable maximum quantity under our license,” Mr Brewster said.
“Local residents will also now notice a reduction of odour at the site.
“We would like to thank our dedicated TasWater project team and Aquatec Maxcon along with their Tasmanian and other subcontractors, for the great work they did to bring this project to fruition.
“In addition, we would also like to thank the local Longford community for their patience during the upgrade.”
The Longford Operators have already started working out of the new facility, with sections of the old facility, no longer in use, soon to be decommissioned.