This project began in 2018 with the replacement of the water pumps and pipework that takes untreated water from Lake Hume to the town’s water treatment plant. Two large water tanks were also installed that increases storage capacity of treated water.
The most recent work involves a total upgrade of the treatment plant to increase capacity and install new processes to manage a rise in blue-green algae blooms. Final work involving landscaping and fencing upgrades will soon be completed.
This $2.5 million upgrade supports the growth and development of the Bellbridge, and helps secure your town’s water supply for decades to come.
We will soon start an $5.5 million upgrade of the Bellbridge sewage treatment plant. This will involve a change from a lagoon based process built in the 1970’s, to a mechanical way of treating your wastewater. The upgrade will help support the long-term growth of your town. It will also reduce odour issues that are sometimes experienced during certain weather conditions.
The work will also involve the construction of a new 20 megalitre lagoon near the site of the existing treatment plant at a later date. This lagoon will hold treated recycled water that will be used to irrigate adjoining land in the summer months.
Early works will involve an upgrade to private roads near the treatment plant, allowing for easier access for construction vehicles.
During the upgrade work and construction of the lagoon, you periodically will see an increase in traffic along Lake Road, Lyndon Avenue, Craig Drive and Allan Crescent.
Works will be limited between 7am and 5pm Monday to Friday. Some works may occur on Saturday, but this will be limited.
Traffic management will be in place during this time. When work is finished, traffic in town will return to current levels.