An upgrade to the Coral Bay water treatment plant in WA has doubled its capacity in order to cater for growth and meet peak demand.

The upgrade should secure water supplies for locals as well as the many thousands of tourists who visit the area every year.

WA Water Minister Mia Davies said the $1 million project involved an upgrade to the reverse osmosis desalination treatment process to maximise the capacity of the plant.

“The Coral Bay Water Treatment Plant desalinates local groundwater before it is supplied to customers,” Ms Davies said.

“The upgrade doubled the plant’s capacity from 200,000 to 400,000 litres of water each day. This means the plant will keep up with peak demand during tourist season and cater for growth in the area out to 2020.

“This is a great situation for both the local community and tourism at this popular destination.”

The Water Corporation started work on the upgrade in January 2014 and work was fully completed in early June 2014.

Michelle Goldsmith

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