Seqwater is constantly preparing for future demand, and improving the performance and quality of the region’s water storage and treatment facilities.
A series of major projects underway at the moment will increase storage capacity, improve water treatment and deliver water fluoridation services across the region. They include:
Kilcoy Water Treatment Plant
A new water treatment plan is under construction in Kilcoy to provide for future water demands for the Kilcoy township and the Kilcoy Pastoral Company until 2031. The plant will improve security of supply by drawing water from Lake Somerset and adopting a robust water treatment process.
The new plant is being built on the same site where the existing Kilcoy Somerset Water Treatment Plant is located, across the Kilcoy Creek form the southern end of Sieb Street.
Construction of the Kilcoy Water Treatment Plant is expected to be completed around mid-2013.
Fluoride Program implementation
In early 2008, the Queensland Government announced a program of works to fluoridate the State’s water supplies between 2008 and 2012.
Under the leadership of the Department of Infrastructure and Planning, Seqwater is managing the design and construction of 27 fluoridation dosing facilities across South East Queensland.
When completed Seqwater will manage the ongoing operation of these facilities as part of the normal water treatment process.
Stage 1 of the project was completed in December 2008, with Seqwater installing fluoride dosing facilities at the region’s five major water treatment facilities of Mt Crosby and North Pine serving Greater Brisbane, Landers Shute on the Sunshine Coast and Molendinar and Mudgeeraba on the Gold Coast.
Stage 2 of the project will see Seqwater install fluoride dosing units at the remaining water treatment facilities across south east Queensland.
For more information about the Queensland Government’s fluoridation program visit the Department of Infrastructure and Planning website at www.dip.qld.gov.au/projects/water/water-supply/water-fluoridation.html .
For more information about the health benefits of fluoride visit the Queensland Health website at www.health.qld.gov.au/fluoride/water_fluoridation.asp .