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1 February, 2021

Construction of new plant to improve Koumala's water

Mackay Regional Council are preparing to move ahead with plans to improve the quality of Koumala’s potable Water Supply.

By Andrew Sorensen

Location and design of the new Koumala water treatment plant. Photo: Contributed

A tender for the design and construction of the New Koumala Treatment Plan has been awarded to Clean Teq Water Pty Ltd.

The $2 million project received a contribution of $801,767.94 from the Queensland Government’s Local Government grants and Subsidies Program.

The water treatment plant will help reduce the hardness of the town’s water supply.

The project will be carried out in two stages – with the design of the treatment plant being the first stage.

Stage two will be construction and was expected to start the middle of 2021, with completion expected before the end of the year, weather permitting.

Mackay Regional Council Mayor Greg Williamson said Koumala’s water supply is of acceptable quality based from a health perspective.

“Council will be installing a water softening unit using an innovative weak acid treatment process that will offer ongoing operational savings over a conventional ion exchange treatment process,” Cr Williamson said.

The Koumala Water Treatment Plant will be located at the western corner of the Water Tower Rd, next to the Gordon Morrison Sports Ground.

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