Open day to view $1.5 million upgraded treatment plant
Richardson North and South Rural Water Scheme consumers are invited to an open day at the Whitelea Road Treatment Plant on June 11 at 2pm, to have a look at the plant which has had a $1.5 million upgrade.
The upgrade to the plant means the water being consumed on that scheme now complies with New Zealand Drinking Water standards. The upgrade uses membrane filtration technology to ensure the drinking water is safe and met New Zealand standards.
The Open Day is at 280 Whitelea Road – the road is open for this event, even though there are road closure signs up. The contractor is aware of open day and the road is open.
Clutha District Mayor Bryan Cadogan said Councils increasing focus had been on its three water infrastructure to align with the ever increasing needs of the Clutha community.
“The upgrades align the plant with ever increasing expectation and is symptomatic of Councils commitment to bring all our plants up to standard as quickly as possible,” Mayor Cadogan said.
Funding for this upgrade was approved by Council in the 2019-20 Annual Plan with Pall Marshall Water Consortium the successful contractor to complete the work.
Service Delivery Group Manager Jules Witt said Council was committed to undergoing compliance upgrades to work towards safer, resilient and affordable drinking water for the Clutha District’s rural community.
He said work to upgrade the treatment plants for the Glenkenich, Moa Flat and North Bruce rural water schemes had begun with compliance expected in early 2022.
These upgrades have been able to be funded thanks to assistance from Central Government via three waters stimulus funding.