Biloela water supply gets a boost

RECYCLED water is now being pumped onto parks and gardens as moves to drought-proof the town gain momentum.

The Biloela Sewage Treatment Plant has been upgraded to produce 290,000 litres of Class A+ recycled water every day and will also be used for truck washdown bays, construction work, laying dust and external household cleaning.

The new recycled water scheme will help preserve Biloela’s drinking water by reducing the community’s reliance on that supply.

The State Government funded half of the project, contributing $224,663, with the Banana Shire Council matching the cost.

Local Government Minister Desley yesterday congratulated council on the project and said it was important for the local community.

Ms Boyle said “All recycled water users need to meet stringent approval requirements before accessing the water and this includes attending a council-run recycled water workshop.”

“Helping to deliver water and sewerage recycling projects has been an important part of the Bligh government’s strategy to help ensure council has infrastructure that meets the demands of future growth and is environmentally sustainable.”

The minister said the Banana Shire Council had been approved more than $4.3 million in State Government funding since July 1, 2006.



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