17 December 2020

Kurri Kurri Wastewater Treatment Works upgrade helping to better protect our environment

Upgrades have now been completed at the Kurri Kurri Wastewater Treatment Works, which will better protect our environment and improve the health of our waterways.

The works will also provide additional future capacity to service up to 25,000 people in the area to help meet the needs of the growing community.

The major upgrade is part of Hunter Water’s program to replace and upgrade ageing assets that require modernisation across the region.

Manager Asset Solutions Justin Watts said the infrastructure upgrades at Kurri Kurri were crucial to delivering positive environmental outcomes for our community.

“Hunter Water’s significant investment of $8.2 million into this upgrade will help to deliver improved water quality outcomes for the Lower Hunter Estuary."
Justin Watts, Manager Asset Solutions

“Growth in the catchment was forecast to exceed the capacity of the plant by 2022. This upgrade also responds to the immediate needs of the growing community and will support the growth of the region into the future,” said Mr Watts.

The upgrade included the installation of a new wastewater clarifier to increase capacity and improve water quality, while new electrical equipment would improve the safety and efficiency of the plant.

Hunter Water delivered the project, with the construction works carried out by John Holland.

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The community and environment will benefit from our targeted capital investment program across our entire water supply and wastewater network.