Paluma residents to receive new water treatment plant

Date published: 29 August 2017

Paluma residents will soon have their very own treatment plant after council awarded the contract to CRS Water for design and construction of the plant for the small community.

Townsville Water and Waste chairman, Councillor Paul Jacob said the $550,000 compact water treatment plant will resolve the water quality issues that are currently experienced for the local residents.

“Getting the water treatment plant for Paluma was a major priority in this year’s budget and I am glad to see we have acted quickly since we handed down the budget and are delivering this facility,” Cr Jacob said.

Local Councillor for Paluma, Councillor Margie Ryder said she was in frequent talks with the community and this is exactly what they needed to ensure their water no longer needed to be boiled.

“A brand new water treatment plant is the ideal result for Paluma’s water supply, and I am happy to say that I was part of the team that will deliver this facility to the community,” Cr Ryder said.

“I fought for the upgrades to the Paluma Water Treatment Plant and I am glad to see those works will be happening.”

“I have not let this issue rest until the council could deliver a solution for the residents at Paluma.

“I will keep the community updated with the progress of the treatment plant.”

The Paluma Treatment Plant will be constructed in a special facility and delivered and installed in the next few months.