A $28 million upgrade of the Dungog Wastewater Treatment Works (WWTW) has
started with the appointment of the construction contractor, John Holland. The
upgrade is a significant investment in the Dungog area and will enable future
population growth in Dungog and will improve our environment.
About the project
The new Dungog WWTW will use modern technology and innovative design,
replacing the almost 90 year old system. The new work will improve water
quality released from the plant. The
improved water quality will enable increased use of the recycled water which
will reduce the need for water to be released into the Williams River.
We will be building the new wastewater treatment work at the existing Hunter
Water site on Alison Road. We are currently investigating building a new
wastewater pumping station (WWPS) on Windeyer Street, Dungog and a new pipeline
connecting the pumping station and the treatment works.
Work is expected to start at the WWTW in September 2019 and be completed
by March 2021, weather permitting. All
efforts will be made to minimise the disturbance to the local community,
however there may be some changes to traffic and some increase in noise in the
local area. All impacted community
members will be advised before work starts.