Work is underway at Echuca’s Water Treatment Plant as part of a range of key upgrades. This is a $9 million package of works.

This significant project will include two new water storage tanks, replacement of the pumps, new ultraviolet water filtration devices, new flood gates and an improved accessway to the facility.

Site clearing works have been completed by contractor CCB Envico to make way for each of the 3.3 megalitre water storage tanks, which are planned for construction in late 2021.

Once complete, the plant upgrades will improve capacity, storage and disinfection at the plant, whilst ensuring Echuca’s security of supply. The increased treatment capacity will also help address growing demand in the region.

Two raw water pumps at the plant were refurbished in November 2020, along with installation of a vacuum priming system for restarting the pumps.

The refurbished pumps are capable of pumping 300 litres a second and provide greater ability to withstand an incident.

Timeline

  • Timeline item 1 - active

    Site clearing and earthworks

    Site clearing is complete. Earthworks underway. Concrete slabs to be laid soon, as well as work on an improved entrance to the plant from Moama St.

  • Timeline item 2 - incomplete

    Tank construction

    Due to start late 2021

  • Timeline item 3 - incomplete

    Addition of UV filtration

    Due to start late 2021

  • Timeline item 4 - incomplete

    Replacement pumps and new pump station

  • Timeline item 5 - incomplete

    New plant accessway and flood gate works

  • Timeline item 6 - incomplete

    Project completion and commissioning

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