Maryborough to Receive $5.6 Million Water Quality Boost

Central Highlands Water are investing $5.6 Million into the Maryborough Water Treatment Facility to improve water quality for residents.

The planned Reverse Osmosis Salt Reduction Plant will be integrated with the existing Surface Water Plant.

The improved facility will provide drinking water that meets all health-based water quality parameters, including taste and odour improvements.

The new facility will provide improved resilience to drought and climate variability.

The Build and Operate contract has been awarded to Veolia in a public, private partnership contract. Works are expected to be completed late November 2016.

Maryborough has experienced lower than average rainfall for many years. The low rainfall has resulted in low inflows and drier catchments, causing a deterioration in water quality parameters. Lower water quality parameters can affect water taste.

A sustainable, quality water, solution has been a key focus for Central Highlands Water. Central Highlands Water will continue to work with local business and community groups.

Central Highlands Water will be conducting a public consultation for residents on TBC 2016.

For more information about water quality or the planned works phone 1800 061 514.