Sep 10, 2019

Upgraded sewage plant to meet Yeppoon growth

Upgraded sewage plant to meet Yeppoon growth The Yeppoon Sewage Treatment Plant has undergone a $5 million upgrade

A $5 million upgrade of the Yeppoon Sewage Treatment Plant will serve the town’s growth well into the future, Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga said.

She was commenting at the official unveiling of the project, which was backed with Building Our Regions program funding and built by Downer Utilities.

The work has expanded the Livingstone Shire plant’s treatment capacity from a population of about 21,000 people to 31,000 people and allows for a second stage to be added later.

The upgraded plant employs state-of-the-art ultrafiltration membrane technology to produce an improved quality of effluent that can be re-used for irrigation and beautification of sporting ovals, council parks and road medians.

Mrs Lauga said as well as supporting population growth, the plant would provide a connection to sewage for new proposed industrial and retail sites that had the potential to provide an additional 300 jobs over a 10-year period.

“This project will provide the highest level of effluent treatment to deliver water quality outcomes to both maximise reuse and to meet the imperative of the Reef 2050 Plan,” she said.

“It will support future population growth and provide for treatment from current 21,000 equivalent persons (EP) to 31,000 EP.”

From left, Deputy Mayor Nigel Hutton, Mayor Bill Ludwig, Corey from NRG Industry, Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga, and Downer Water Services General Manager for NSW and Vic Manish Pancholi, take a tour of the state-of-the-art Yeppoon Sewage Treatment Plant
Livingstone Shire Deputy Mayor Nigel Hutton, Mayor Bill Ludwig, Corey Marston from NRG Industrial, Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga, and Downer Water Services executive Manish Pancholi take a tour of the state-of-the-art facility.

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