Water Heathcote Tooborac

Heathcote to benefit from major water upgrade

06 February 2019

Heathcote residents will soon have access to better treated water with a $4.8 million upgrade now underway at the Heathcote Water Treatment Plant.

Euroa MP and Shadow Water Minister Steph Ryan said the Heathcote community had been pushing for upgrades to improve water taste and odour for years.

“This multi-million dollar upgrade at the Heathcote Water Treatment Plant is long overdue for Heathcote residents” Ms Ryan said.

“Upgrades to treatment processes will help fix the problems Heathcote has experienced with quality of the town’s water supply.

“Local residents have raised concerns for years about the taste and odour from water at the plant, with some having to buy bottled water or boil it to make it usable.

“I congratulate those members of the community who have persisted in pushing for improvements to the quality of the town’s water supply.

“The works will improve the broader water treatment process at the plant by upgrading the on-site disinfection equipment including the UV and system chlorine treatment process.

Ms Ryan said Coliban Water had also advised that an additional filtration barrier would be installed which was expected to significantly reduce the impacts of fluctuating raw water quality which can sometimes result in poor taste and odour.

Ms Ryan said that the upgrades which are set to be completed by December 2019 were not expected to cause disruption to drinking water supplies for customers in Heathcote and Tooborac who are supplied by the plant.

Coliban Water have advised that residents may notice contractor vehicles coming and going from the plant during the works.

For more information, visit: https://ww.coliban.com.au/site/root/projects/HeathcoteWTPWorks.html.

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