Seqwater is rolling out almost $800,000 in upgrades for a water treatment plant to improve water security for the regional town of Kenilworth.
Located in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, Kenilworth is one of 16 off-grid communities across South East Queensland, which means it is not connected to the SEQ Water Grid and relies on local water sources.
Seqwater Chief Executive Officer, Neil Brennan, said that without the availability of the grid, it was important that the state’s off-grid plants continued to operate safely and reliably to meet the water demand for these regional communities.
“That is why we are making this investment to upgrade the Kenilworth Water Treatment Plant, a move that will secure local water supply well into the future,” Mr Brennan said.
Upgrade work is scheduled to begin on the week beginning 22 June to improve the treatment process at the plant and treated water quality.
The project is expected to take about four months to complete.
“We do not expect there to be any changes to the local water supply as a result of this critical work and we’re working with the local community to make sure any disruptions are kept to a minimum,” Mr Brennan said.
The Kenilworth water supply scheme sources water from a wet well buried in the sand on the bank of the Mary River.
View more information about the project here.