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. Construction works on new tanks and additional UV filtration commenced in February 2022.

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 - complete

    Site clearing and earthworks

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

  • Timeline item 2 - active

    Tank construction

    Works commenced February 2022

  • Timeline item 3 - active

    Addition of UV filtration

    Works commenced February 2022

  • Timeline item 4 - active

    Replacement pumps and new pump station

    Works commenced June 2022

  • Timeline item 5 - complete

    New plant access way and flood gate works

    New flood gates have been installed. The new plant access way was completed in July 2022.

  • Timeline item 6 - incomplete

    Project completion and commissioning

    Commissioning is scheduled to be completed in October 2022.

Echuca WTP upgrade progress photos

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