Cleaner, secure water for Bright community

Cleaner, secure water for Bright community 09 March 2017

Bright’s new $6.4 million Water Treatment Plant is now up and running, delivering major improvement to the quality and security of water supply for the townships of Bright, Wandiligong and Porepunkah, Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today.

Ms Symes said the new plant can produce up to 5 megalitres per day which is more than enough to keep up demand in peak times and has been designed to accommodate future development and population growth in the three towns it supplies.

It uses a dissolved air flotation and filtration process, which more effectively removes contaminants to deliver a cleaner and healthier water supply for local families and businesses.

It can also treat more water, more efficiently and is designed to easily supply the water needs of the community during peak tourist times when the population can more than triple in size.

“This is a new innovative water treatment plant which significantly upgrades the quality and capability of the town’s water supply,” Ms Symes said.

“It is an efficient, environmentally friendly state of the art facility, designed to blend in with the local environment.

“The Alpine Shire is growing, with its population expected to reach 12,499 people by 2031 and that is why the Labor Government is getting on with planning for the future needs this growth will bring, acting now to put the infrastructure in place that ensures a vibrant and liveable place to live and work now and into the future.”

Quotes attributable to North East Water Chair, David McKenzie

“The project was 10 years in the processes of consulting, planning and construction and we are really proud of the end result.”

“We are pleased that members of the community, including the projects reference groups and surrounding neighbours attended the official opening ceremony. Their input, support and patience during the entire project is greatly appreciated by the Corporation.”

The water treatment plant completes the $19.3 million Bright water security project, including a 520 million litre raw water storage, an additional 2 million litre drinking water storage tank and a 7.6 kilometre pipeline into town.

The Victorian Government, through Regional Development Victoria, provided $2million towards the treatment plant upgrade.