Upgrades to the Mundaring wastewater treatment plant, east of Perth, are now complete and will allow increased water reuse for local green spaces.
Western Australian Water Minister Mia Davies said the $8.1 million project now allows the plant to treat up to 240 kilolitres of wastewater a day.
“The project consisted of new inlet work, odour collection and treatment facilities, and an upgraded reuse water delivery system.
“The upgrade was completed entirely within the existing site to ensure the plant’s footprint in the area remained the same.
“Treated wastewater from the plant will also allow increased water reuse on local community sports ovals and a nearby equestrian centre during summer.”
Ms Davies thanked the local community for their input and ongoing co-operation throughout the project and said community consultation played an important role during the planning phase of the project.
“Expanding water recycling is a key part of the Liberal National Government’s ten-year Water Forever plan,” Ms Davies said.
“This project is another example of where treated water can be put to good use by keeping our public open spaces green, while reducing reliance on scheme water.”
Work began at the plant in January 2015 and was completed on schedule in July 2016.
The plant, originally commissioned in 1997, is located 1.8km north-east of Mundaring and services the town centre.