Douglas Water Treatment Plant Water Clarifiers

Investment$30 million
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.

Project Overview

Construction of two new water clarifiers at the Douglas Water Treatment Plant is now complete, 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 was awarded the contract to construct the new clarifiers, which supports around 40 jobs. 525 tonnes of reinforcing steel and 1,750 cubic metres of concrete has gone into the construction of the clarifiers.

Module 3 Clarifier commenced operations in December 2022, whilst Module 4 was completed in February 2023 and online and operational in March 2023.

The new infrastructure provides the capacity to treat 950L/s of raw water through Module 3 Clarifier and 1100L/s of raw water through Module 4 Clarifier. This investment at Douglas Water Treatment Plant will ensure we can continue to meet the demand for clean, healthy drinking water for a growing Townsville population.