Bannockburn upgrade complete

A major upgrade of Bannockburn's water reclamation plant has been completed.

The $4.3 million project includes new treatment and storage lagoons and a pumping station at the Stephens Road site.

The new lagoons provide additional storage for 100 million litres of Class C recycled water suitable for irrigating sporting grounds, recreational facilities and certain food crops.

New lagoons can store 100 million litres of recycled water.

The plant, built in the late 1990s, was originally designed for a population of 3000. With a significant growth forecast for Bannockburn, the updated infrastructure will cater for future development.

The facility supplies recycled water to the nearby Bannockburn Golf Club. The upgrade will create opportunities for potential new recycled water customers.

The work was part of a $12.7 million program of works to improve local water and sewerage services. Nearby projects include replacing a pumping station (due for completion in January 2013) and a new water storage tank (scheduled to begin early next year), both on Milton Road.

This project was delivered by the Barwon Water Alliance.

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