Seqwater has completed $2.7m upgrades of the Boonah-Kalbar Water Treatment Plant (QLD).

The project enables Seqwater to continue to provide a safe, secure and reliable drinking water supply for the Scenic Rim townships of Kalbar, Boonah, Milford, Dugandan, Mt Alford, Gutke Road, Purdon’s Ridge and Aratula. The water is supplied to customers through Queensland Urban Utilities’ distribution systems.

Seqwater Chief Executive Officer, Peter Dennis, said the water treatment plant, constructed in 1985, had been upgraded to address a number of issues.

“Improvements were needed to ensure the 30-year-old facility continued to meet supply needs and future requirements,” said Mr Dennis.

“The upgrade included the installation of a new solids handling process for sludge and filter backwash water, as well as improved disinfection to reduce health risk. A new ultraviolet disinfection process has been included to further improve water quality and reliability.

“The chemical dosing facilities were also replaced and improvements made to the plant’s automation processes which enable the plant to be controlled remotely, improving reliability and reducing operating costs.”

Mr Dennis said the works would enable the plant to continue to treat water to meet requirements of the Water Supply (Safety & Reliability) Act and guidelines such as the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.

“The new facilities were designed to improve the overall water treatment plant production capacity and security during all operational and seasonal conditions for the Scenic Rim region.”

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