New sewage treatment plant unveiled at Longford

New sewage treatment plant unveiled at Longford

The new, state-of-the-art Longford Sewage Treatment Plant featuring technology that improves the overall carbon footprint, power use and operating costs of the facility has officially opened.

The multi-million-dollar plant was constructed by Aquatec Maxcon and features innovative Aerobic Nereda® technology.

TasWater CEO Michael Brewster said this is the first plant in Tasmania to use this type of treatment process and just the second plant in all of Australia.

“This technology processes sewage and other wastewater products more efficiently compared with more conventional treatment methods,” he said.

“We are very pleased construction of this plant is now complete, it will now benefit the local community for many years to come.”

The Longford Sewage Treatment Plant upgrade represents a significant investment of around $33 million, one of TasWater’s key projects under the Capital Delivery Office.

“The plant can also now treat higher loads of sewage up to the Environment Protection Authority’s allowable maximum quantity under our license,” Mr Brewster said.

“Local residents will also now notice a reduction of odour at the site.

“We would like to thank our dedicated TasWater project team and Aquatec Maxcon along with their Tasmanian and other sub-contractors for the great work they did to bring this project to fruition.

“In addition, we would also like to thank the local Longford community for their patience during the upgrade.”

The Longford Operators have already started working out of the new facility, with sections of the old facility, no longer in use, soon to be decommissioned.

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