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Wahgunyah water treatment plant revamped

11 February 2021

The Wahgunyah community has helped North East Water give the town’s water treatment plant a new look.

As part of a recent upgrade to modernise and expand treatment facilities, the Corporation worked collaboratively with the Wahgunyah Progress Association to ensure the upgrade complemented the aesthetics of the site.

North East Water Project Manager, Miguel De Oliveira, said the improvements include new fencing that incorporates perforated screens with historic images.

“Pedestrians and drivers will catch glimpses of the images as they walk or drive by”, Mr De Oliveira said.

“They celebrate the history of the area with images of Wahgunyah Wharf, Union Hotel and the Wooden Toll Bridge”,

“The area has a colourful and fascinating past and we’re pleased to be able to showcase a small part of it with the help of the Wahgunyah Progress Association.

“Other improvements include the installation of picket fencing that allows better views of the river as well as landscaping.”

Mr De Oliveira added, “Work to modernise the treatment plant has been completed over several years to improve its efficiency.”

“Treatment processes have been upgraded which allows the plant to better treat dirty river water, while the its capacity has also been increased to cater for growth of the Wahgunyah and Rutherglen region.”

The Corporation invested a total of $1.8 million in the upgrade project.