ACTEW's water security project office officially opened
August 22, 2008
Chief Minister Jon Stanhope officially opened the ACT's new Water Security Major Projects site office at Mt Stromlo Water and inspected Australia's largest drinking water ultraviolet treatment facility on Friday 22 August 2008.
Located adjacent to ACTEW's Mt Stromlo Water Treatment Plant, the site office will house around 150 planning, management, and design experts who are working on projects which are now underway to deliver long-term water security for the ACT region. This includes the enlargement of the Cotter Dam, the Murrumbidgee to Googong Water Transfer, the possible purchase of water for storage in the Tantangara Dam, design of a Demonstration Water Purification Plant.
Mr Stanhope also inspected the ultraviolet water treatment facility, which has increased the Territory's capacity to use water from the Murrumbidgee River for town supply. Operating since December 2007, the UV system has treated over 18 gigalitres (GL) of water for town supply, including 1.6 GL from the Murrumbidgee River or 9 per cent of all water produced via Mt Stromlo.
Click here more information on the Water Security - Major Projects.
Click here for information on ultraviolet disinfection at the Mt Stromlo Water Treatment Plant.