September 3, 2019
Work has begun on the long-awaited $2 million replacement water treatment plant at Linville.
The old plant, built in 1970, was forced to close after the 2013 floods damaged the facility.
Since then, Seqwater has supplied drinking water for the 400-plus Linville residents by tanker from the nearby Kilcoy water treatment plant.
Natural Resources Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said demolition would take two weeks, with construction to follow.
He said the new plant would deliver a more reliable, effective drinking water supply.
“It’s creating jobs as well, with a local contractor and six sub-contractors working on the project,” he said.
Seqwater CEO Neil Brennan said the project was expected to take up to six months to complete, subject to weather conditions.
The new plant was expected to be operational by early 2020.
It would be larger and house an improved water quality monitoring station, which will draw on water locally.
It will also have upgraded filters and ultraviolet disinfection capabilities for added protection.
Seqwater will continue to cart in water until the new plant is operating.
Mr Brennan said Seqwater would work closely with local residents during demolition and construction to minimise any disruptions.
Residents can stay up to date with progress on the Seqwater website
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