A significant $10 million upgrade project at the Echuca Water Treatment Plant is now complete.
The works completed includes the installation of two steel water storage tanks able to hold 3.3 megalitres of water along with new pumps, a pump station and a new ultraviolet water filtration system.
The completion of the four-year project has improved 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.
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 - complete
Work commenced in April 2020 to refurbish two pumps to bring raw water from the Murray River to the Echuca Water Treatment Plant. Work was completed in November 2020.
Timeline item 3 - complete
Works commenced February 2022 and were completed in 2023.
Timeline item 4 - complete
Addition of UV filtration
Works commenced February 2022 and were completed October 2023.
Timeline item 5 - complete
Replacement pumps and new pump station
Works commenced June 2022 and were completed October 2023.
Timeline item 6 - 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 7 - complete
Levee bank raised
Levee bank surrounding the Echuca Water Treatment Plant raised higher in October 2022 to further protect the site from flooding across the region.
Timeline item 8 - complete
Echuca Water Treatment Plant upgrade completed October 2023