Residents in the greater Maroochydore area on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast will benefit from improved water security, with Unitywater completing a new 6.5 km trunk water main to provide for growth in the area.
The new trunk water main runs from the Landers Shute Water Treatment Plant in Palmwoods to Mountain Creek and has been sized to supply water to the growth areas of Sippy Downs, Bundilla, Buderim and Mountain Creek.
Unitywater Executive Manager Infrastructure Planning and Capital Delivery, Simon Taylor said the $10 million project was a major investment in the region.
“This new trunk water main delivers increased water security with the ability to provide the coastal Maroochy regions with two water supplies in a ‘ring main’ configuration instead of just one supply main into the area,” Mr Taylor said.
“This will ensure Unitywater continues to provide a safe, secure and reliable water supply to our customers.
“This is a timely upgrade to our water supply network with summer approaching and the higher water usage that tends to come with the hotter weather.
“The new water main will also provide for further development in these growing areas and will increase fire fighting capacity in the network,” he said.
This project is part of the $680 million capital works program Unitywater is rolling out over the next five years to increase the network capacity and cater for future population growth in the region.