A new, state-of-the-art water recycling facility will reduce Geelong's drinking water demand by around two billion litres a year.
This major water-saving initiative produces Class A recycled water suitable for industrial and community use in Geelong's northern suburbs.
The plant uses cutting-edge treatment technologies including biological treatment, ultra-filtration, and reverse osmosis.
Construction began on the plant in March 2011. It was officially opened in April 2013, on time and on budget.
Project cost: $94 million, funding from:
The plant is built on industrial land adjacent to Station Street, Corio. The site borders crude oil storage tanks at the Shell Geelong Refinery.
The construction site has been revegetated with indigenous plants, and is set back from the street to minimise visual impact.
The Northern Water Plant uses a biological treatment process to breakdown sewage. Naturally occuring microscopic organisms digest the sewage under ideal conditions.
The treated water is further refined through ultra-filtration and reverse osmosis systems, removing microscopic particles and resulting in high quality Class A recycled water. For more information see our videos, below.
|Northern Water Plant: Ultrafiltration|
|Northern Water Plant: Reverse osmosis|
|13 November 2013: Northern Water Plant open day|
|30 April 2013: Northern Water Plant officially opened|
|14 August 2012: Commissioning begins at Northern Water Plant|
|19 June 2012: Northern Water Plant nearing completion|
|14 March 2012: Northern Water Plant construction progressing well|
|8 December 2011: Northern Water Plant construction update|
|12 August 2011: Construction underway on the Northern Water Plant|
|18 March 2011: Construction begins on the Northern Water Plant|
|19 May 2010: Northern Water Plant works approval|
|13 May 2010: Northern Water Plant information kiosk|