Construction has begun at the Quakers Hill Wastewater Treatment Plant as part of a $57 million investment to reduce wet weather overflows.
Sydney Water Managing Director, Kevin Young, said the community was set to benefit from the works, which will significantly improve the operations of the network and plant during wet weather.
“The work involves installing a new pumping station and upgrading the treatment plant which will lead to a reduction in wet weather overflows” Mr Young said.
“The Wet Weather Overflow Abatement Program is part of Sydney Water’s SewerFix program and aims to reduce the frequency of wet weather wastewater overflows to improve waterways by enhancing the performance of the wastewater network.
“The program concentrates on waterways of high environmental and recreational value in Sydney’s north, northwest, northern beaches and in the Illawarra” Mr Young said.
The Quakers Hill upgrade is expected to be complete by mid-2013.
The program is being delivered by an alliance partnership between Sydney Water, Manidis Roberts, MWH, PB and UGL.
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