Hon Mia Davies MLA

Hon Mia Davies MLA

Former Minister for Water; Sport and Recreation; Forestry

    Upgrades to Geraldton’s wastewater system

    9/09/2016 9:00 AM

    Wastewater infrastructure in Geraldton continues to receive a face-lift, with the Water Corporation completing a project in Spalding in May and set to start work on an upgrade to the town's wastewater treatment plant later this year.


    During a recent visit to Geraldton, Water Minister Mia Davies acknowledged the completion of work in May to replace 3.2 kilometres of wastewater main in Spalding.


    "This has improved the reliability of the wastewater system and caters for growth," she said.


    "Thank you to the local community and road users for their patience and understanding while the Water Corporation undertook this essential work."


    Looking forward, the Liberal National Government - through the Water Corporation - will invest about $3.5 million to upgrade the Geraldton wastewater treatment plant located off Place Road, to cater for future growth.


    "The upgrade will involve construction of four new infiltration ponds and refurbishment of the existing ponds," Ms Davies said.


    "The plant treats about two million litres of wastewater each day, which will increase to 3.5 million litres once the upgrade is complete."


    The upgrade is planned to begin in late 2016 and take about 12 months to complete.


    Fact File

    • The Water Corporation manages nearly 590 kilometres of wastewater mains across the Mid-West, and treats around eight million litres of wastewater each day from its customers across the region
    • Wastewater is 99.97 per cent water and comes mostly from showers, baths and washing machines 

    Minister's office - 6552 5500


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