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The second largest water pumping station that Sydney Water has ever built is nearing completion, with 84,000 south-west Sydney dwellings set to benefit. 

The Liverpool pumping station is part of a $450 million investment known as the Prospect to Macarthur Project (ProMac), which will upgrade and expand the city’s water and wastewater infrastructure.

Once completed, the station will help create 62,000 new jobs in the area. The facility will service the Liverpool CBD, Western Sydney Aerotropolis Growth area, Southwest Growth Area and at Menangle Park.

Along with other ProMac infrastructure works, the Liverpool pumping station will allow for an extra 115ML of additional reservoir capacity in Western Sydney, which is the equivalent of around 60 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

Construction of the facility began in late 2020 with 1500 employees working on the project.

The Liverpool pumping station will operate seven environmentally friendly pumps, which will use variable speed drives that control the amount of power used in order to save energy during times of reduced demand.

Sydney Water’s Senior Project Manager, Mura Muralitharan, said the plant is an important piece of infrastructure for the region and will leave a lasting legacy.

“This project is part of Sydney’s Water’s commitment and vision to meet the needs of a growing population and provide world class water services to southwestern Sydney, making it an attractive place to live and work.

“Liverpool will no doubt continue to grow as a major CBD, so it is important that we can provide essential water and wastewater services to cater to Sydney’s expanding south-west over the next 30 years,” Mr Muralitharan said.

The Liverpool Pumping Station is due to be operational by June, 2023.

Assistant Editor, Utility magazine

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