The Warriewood Wastewater Treatment Plant has received a significant investment of $400,000 to improve the reliability of the plant.
Sydney Water Managing Director, Kevin Young, said this investment is on top of a bigger $34.5 million project currently underway to expand and improve the operations of the plant.
“Work has started to renew two primary sedimentation tanks. These tanks are an integral part of the wastewater process,” Mr Young said.
“The work will take six weeks to complete and will not cause any disruption to the running of the plant.”
Construction started in September 2011 on a $34.5 million project to increase the capacity of the plant and reduce the frequency of wet weather overflows.
“We are working with our contractor, John Holland, to increase the capacity of the plant by 17% with the installation of two new clarifier tanks.
“Our Warriewood plant currently serves a population of about 63,000 and we expect this to increase to just under 76,000 by 2031.
“This investment will ensure the plant provides sufficient capacity to service growth in the catchment area to 2031.
“The project is on track to be completed by the end of the year,” Mr Young said.