Two projects are underway in Bridgetown, Western Australia, for major improvements to its wastewater system valued at $9.4 million.
Work’s have begun to upgrade to the Bridgetown Wastewater Treatment Plant which treats the town’s wastewater to a high quality before it is used to irrigate the Bridgetown Golf Course.
The project is expected to be completed in September 2018.
Work is also underway on an infill sewerage project in the area, which began in March 2017. Infill sewerage systems eliminate the need for septic tanks and leach drains, benefiting the environment and public health.
As a result of this project, 265 residential homes in Bridgetown will have access to the central wastewater system for the safe treatment and disposal of their wastewater. Work is expected to be completed by the end of June 2017.
Minister for Water, Dave Kelly, said, the investment in Bridgetown’s wastewater system will not only cater for growth in the town, it will also provide environmental benefits.
“The upgrade to the town’s wastewater treatment plant ensures it continues to produce high-quality treated wastewater for irrigation.
“About 37 million litres of recycled water is produced each year, reducing reliance on precious drinking water supplies.”