Glen Iris receives $15 million for water treatment plant

Western Australia’s Glen Iris is set to receive a $15 million government-funded water treatment plant, with the project heralding a boost in industry and a sustainable and secure water supply for the Greater Bunbury region. Construction of the plant will commence in 2018 and have the capacity to produce 10ML of drinking water per day. The plant will be operated by Aqwest, which manages an integrated treatment and distribution system comprising 12 bores, six water treatment plants, four reservoirs, one water tower and 380km of water mains. Bunbury’s water supply, which is currently drawn from several bores along the West Coast, is exposed to the impacts of climate change and the risk of increasing salinity levels threatens water quality. Once completed, new water treatment plant will extract water from inland groundwater bores with higher quality water and is expected to cut water production costs.

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