Northern Water Plant officially opened

Barwon Water's first Class A recycled water plant was officially opened this morning.

The facility treats trade waste from the adjacent Shell refinery and sewage from Geelong's northern suburbs. The state-of-the-art plant produces Class A recycled water using an advanced ultrafiltration and reverse-osmosis treatment process. It will reduce Geelong's drinking water demand by around 2 billion litres a year, equivalent to 5% of demand, or the water used by 10,000 homes.

Image shows Peter Walsh (Victorian Minister for Water) and  Amanda Rishworth (Australian Parliamentary Secretary for Sustainability and Urban Water) opening the curtains to reveal a plaque to officially open the Northern Water Plant.

Victorian Minister for Water Peter Walsh and Australian Parliamentary Secretary for Sustainability and Urban Water Amanda Rishworth officially unveil a plaque to officially open the Northern Water Plant.

With the first investigations beginning in 2003, the Northern Water plant has been 10 years in the making. Victorian Minister for Water Peter Walsh and Australian Parliamentary Secretary for Sustainability and Urban Water Amanda Rishworth officially opened the facility at a ceremony today.

A leading example of public and private sector collaboration, the $94 million project was jointly funded by Shell, Barwon Water and the federal and state governments.

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