Douglas Water Treatment Plant Water Clarifiers

Investment$30 million
Jobs40
Goal4. A sustainable destination that embraces and participates in the arts, sports and events and recreational activities
Strategic PurposeTo enhance Townsville's long-term water security and increase capacity to produce clean, healthy drinking water for the city as its population grows.
StatusUnderway

The process to construct two new water clarifiers at the Douglas Water Treatment Plant is underway, enhancing the facility’s capacity to produce clean, healthy drinking water for the city.

The installation of the new clarifiers is a $30 million investment in the future and addresses the unexpected interruptions to water delivery experienced in late 2020 and early 2021. The project budget has increased in the 2022/2023 financial year from the initial $27.5 million, due to an increase in the project scope of works.

BMD Constructions has been awarded the contract to construct the new clarifiers, which is expected to support around 40 jobs and be completed in early 2023. 525 tonnes of reinforcing steel and 1,750 cubic metres of concrete have gone into the construction of the clarifiers. The new infrastructure will provide the capacity to treat 950L/s of raw water through Module 3 Clarifier and 1100L/s of raw water through Module 4 Clarifier.

Townsville’s population is expected to reach 200,000 people in 2022 and with all the positive developments on the horizon, this investment at Douglas Water Treatment Plant will ensure we can continue to meet the demand for clean, healthy drinking water in Townsville as it grows.

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