We are working to upgrade some infrastructure at the Bendigo Water Reclamation Plant (WRP) to increase treatment capacity, maximise efficiencies, and reduce odour risks.
The works at the plant will upgrade the sludge treatment facilities including new thickening equipment, aerobic digesters and dewatering equipment among other new infrastructure.
The works aim to reduce and minimise odour generation from the treatment process, as well as reducing the operating costs associated with sludge treatment.
The project is expected to begin in 2023 and take up to 18 months to complete.
The upgrade of the sludge handling system will allow the Bendigo WRP accommodate the predicted population growth over the next 25 years while reducing operating costs and ensure continued compliance with the EPA Operating Licence.
Throughout the project customers around the area, particularly Howard Street Epsom, may notice an increase in heavy vehicle traffic. There should be no increase in odour from the site during construction.
The project will ensure the Bendigo WRP can accommodate the predicted growth of Bendigo over the next 25 years.