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SEQ Water has recently completed work on a crucial piece of water infrastructure as part of a water-security-boosting $11 million package, with work now taking place to upgrade the Byrnes Road Pump Station.

A pressure reducing valve (PRV) and flowmeter were recently installed in Stafford Heights, effectively increasing Seqwater’s ability to distribute water north from the Mount Crosby Water Treatment Plant.

To complement the work, the Byrnes Road Pump Station, which assists in moving treated water from the North Pine Water Treatment Plant to the Sunshine Coast via the SEQ Water Grid, is also being upgraded.

Seqwater Chief Executive Officer, Neil Brennan, said investment in water supply assets such as pipelines, pump stations and treatment plants were vital to better manage peaks in demand during hot, dry weather.

“The region’s combined water levels are now sitting below 60 per cent, or about four per cent less than the same time last year,” Mr Brennan said.

“We live in a climate of extremes, however thanks to the availability of climate-resilient assets like the SEQ Water Grid, South East Queensland is better able to respond when prolonged dry conditions leave some of the region’s dams in worse shape than others.

“At Seqwater, we are continually investing in and maintaining our water supply assets so we can continue to deliver a safe, affordable and reliable water supply to residents, no matter the weather.”

The Stafford Heights valve installation was delivered in collaboration between Seqwater, Urban Utilities, KBR and Dormway.

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