DIRRANBANDI WATER TREATMENT PLANT UPGRADE TO BE COMMISSIONED.
The $550,000 Dirranbandi Water Treatment Plant Upgrade Project will be commissioned from Tuesday 28th July, promising renewed flexibility in the delivery of water to the community.
Dirranbandi’s water supply is a combination of bore water and treated river water, and funding under the Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program has been spent on installing a cooling tower. The cooling tower will significantly reduce the temperature of the bore water which leaves the bore head at approximately 60 degrees Celsius.
The result is that, going forward, residents are less likely to notice any temperature increase in their supply when the bore water ratio is required to be adjusted.
Mayor Samantha O’Toole said the cooling tower offered more operational flexibility, as Council can adjust the blend without residents experiencing an increase in water temperature.
“Previous studies undertaken by Council have suggested an increase in the level of bore water in the blend was advisable to improve water quality and security, but we have been aware that residents were sometimes concerned by the resulting temperature increase,” Cr O’Toole said.
“Council’s goal has always been to provide a safe and reliable water supply, and cooling the bore water supply will improve efficiency and flexibility in the treatment process.
And if we can deliver that to the community then we see that as very much a win-win.”
The Shire has contributed 40 per cent of the project cost and the State Government 60 per cent.
For more information:
Nigel Tapp, Corporate Communications Co-ordinator-Balonne Shire Council
T: 07 4620 8804
M: 0476 660 047