Work underway on the new Parkes Water and Sewage Treatment Plants

John Holland has commenced work for the new Water Treatment and Sewage Treatment Plants in Parkes, New South Wales.

The new 16 ML/day WTP will replace the existing 8 ML/day Peak Hill water treatment plant and is designed to meet the water supply demands for future growth and ensure reliable and high quality treated water delivery.

The new STP is designed to replace the existing treatment plant, which was originally constructed in 1936, and will provide an energy efficient, modern, reliable and robust sewage treatment process for Parkes.

Regional General Manager for NSW/ACT, Scott Olsen, said the new works are important to the local community, and he is proud John Holland is delivering them on behalf of Parkes Shire Council.

“These two new facilities will provide reliable and robust water and wastewater treatment for residents for the long term future,” he said. “When complete, they will enable Parkes Shire Council to continue to improve drinking water quality for the local community and future proof the water supply to Parkes and Peak Hill as well as implementing state-of-the-art water treatment and management.”

“The first activities local residents will observe on site will be earth works, with excavation and fill work carried out to prepare the site for construction.”

The projects will be constructed concurrently and are expected for completion mid-2017.