Hon Mia Davies MLA

Hon Mia Davies MLA

Former Minister for Water; Sport and Recreation; Forestry

    Water upgrades across the Great Southern

    20/01/2017 9:00 AM
     
    • State Government invests $8.2 million to upgrade water treatment plants in Frankland, Ongerup and Jerramungup
    • Upgrades will improve water quality in the three towns 

    Water Corporation customers in Frankland, Ongerup and Jerramungup will benefit from an $8.2 million investment to upgrade water treatment plants in the three towns.

     

    Water Minister Mia Davies said work in Ongerup and Jerramungup had started and would be completed in mid-2017.

     

    "All three of these projects include upgrades to filtration and disinfection systems in the treatment plants, which will improve water quality for Water Corporation customers in these towns," Ms Davies said.

     

    "The projects in Ongerup and Jerramungup will also include upgrades to the power supply to the plants and water transfer pumps."

     

    Frankland's water treatment plant was the first to be upgraded with works completed in October 2016.

     

    "It is great to see local expertise being used in this Liberal National Government project, with contractors from Albany, Katanning and Mount Barker involved in the upgrade," the Minister said.

     

    Water for Frankland, Ongerup and Jerramungup is sourced from local dams, and then transferred to a water treatment plant where it is made safe for drinking before it is supplied to customers in the towns. 

     

    In November 2016, the State Government embarked on an $8 million program to improve water quality in the communities of Cue, Meekatharra, Mount Magnet and Sandstone.

     

    Fact File

    • The Water Corporation supplied about 12.5 billion litres of water, through more than 4,000 kilometres of water mains, to its customers across the Great Southern
    • For more information about the Water Corporation's water supply schemes, visit https://www.watercorporation.com.au 

    Minister's office - 6552 5500

     

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