$12.6 million dollar upgrade for Oura Water Treatment Plant Stage 2
Published on 16 October 2023
Preparations are underway for Stage 2 of the Oura Water Treatment Plant Upgrade.
The multimillion-dollar upgrade will be completed over three stages and will increase Goldenfields Water’s capacity to store and provide quality drinking water to customers in Junee, Marrar, Temora, Ariah Park, Ardlethan, Barellan, West Wyalong, Ungarie and all the communities in between.
Goldenfields Water Chairperson Matthew Stadtmiller said “the Oura Water Treatment Plant Upgrade is fundamental in meeting the future needs of our growing communities.
It’s very exciting to see Stage 2 commence and the benefits of this project are enormous for our customers.”
Goldenfields Water invested $7.5 million into Stage 1, which was completed in November 2022 and involved the renewal and upgrade of the plant’s high voltage assets. A further $12.6 million will be required for Stage 2, which will include the design and construction of two new reservoirs and aerator.
“By implementing the reservoirs and aerator into our treatment process, we are providing an increase in storage which will facilitate better removal of minerals that can contribute to discoloured water, provide increased supply for future demands and provide energy savings by being able to operate our systems outside of peak tariff periods.” said Mr Stadtmiller.
The Oura Water Treatment Plant is located approximately 13 kilometers east of Wagga and supplies quality drinking water to 14,600 people. The water is extracted from bores located near the Murrumbidgee River and can travel up to 220 kilometres before it reaches the taps of customers.
Quay Civil Pty Ltd have been awarded the contract and is expected to complete Stage 2 by the end of 2024.
Stage 3 is anticipated to commence in 2024 and will involve the design and construction of a new pump station and new dosing facilities for the treatment process.