North East Water has chosen its preferred contractor to deliver a major upgrade to a pumping station in Wodonga to future-proof the city’s water supply system.
CCB Envico has been awarded the contract for the upgrade and will use local companies throughout the project, meaning a large portion of North East Water investment will stay within the region.
North East Water has invested $5 million into the station, which draws water from Wodonga Creek and pumps it to the water treatment plant at Huon Hill.
Some of the existing infrastructure was installed as far back as the 1960s and North East Water has engineered the new upgrade to serve a growing Wodonga for decades to come.
The refurbishment is underway to support the predicted growth of the area over the next 40 years and will include several new pumps along with upgrades to electrical and security systems.
It will allow larger volumes of water to be pumped to the treatment plant more efficiently, helping us to reduce the utility’s carbon footprint.
The new pumps will transfer 1,000L per second on peak days with capacity for higher flows as the community grows.
North East Water Senior Project Engineer, Dean Jones, said real-time monitoring of water flow rates and power consumption would also lead to greater energy efficiencies and cost savings.
“The project includes a permanent on-site generator that will give greater security to the city’s water supply during power failures,” Mr Jones said.
The construction work is expected to be completed over the next 12 months.