CEO of Queensland Urban Utilities Ian Maynard with Cr David Pahlke inspecting the Rosewood Wastewater Centre
Queensland Urban Utilities has commenced work on a $5 million project to enhance the Rosewood Sewage Treatment Plant, to ensure Rosewood residents continue to receive reliable and efficient sewerage services.
The plant on Rosewood-Warrill Road will receive the latest technology, plant and equipment, which will enhance the treatment process and extend the life of the plant. Queensland Urban Utilities, Chief Executive Officer Ian Maynard said the enhancement project represented a commitment to a sustainable sewerage network in the Rosewood area. “The improved technology and equipment at the plant will ensure the Rosewood community continues to receive high quality sewerage services in the long-term,” Mr Maynard said.
“In 2011-12, Queensland Urban Utilities has invested $159 million in three separate projects to improve water and sewerage infrastructure in the Ipswich area.” Councillor David Pahlke said it was great to see Queensland Urban Utilities’ investment in improving infrastructure in Rosewood. “Reliable water and sewerage services are vital for quality of life, so we’re pleased to see Queensland Urban Utilities planning ahead of growth to ensure future demand is met,” Cr Pahlke said.
Works will be carried out on the project between 7am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, with the possibility of Saturday works. The project is expected to be completed in December 2012, weather permitting.
Queensland Urban Utilities is committed to working with Rosewood residents to minimise the impacts of the works. The new technology and plant equipment includes aeration and decanter systems, mixers and pipeworks, a chlorine tank, control systems, and an electrical switchboard.
The Rosewood sewage Treatment Plant Optimisation project is part of Queensland Urban Utilities $3.2 billion, 10 year capital works program to deliver better water and sewerage services to South East Queensland. For more information about the Rosewood Sewage Treatment Plant Optimisation, visit http://www.urbanutilities.com.au/infrastruture/
About Queensland Urban Utilities:
Established on 1 July 2010, Queensland Urban Utilities is one of the largest water distributor-retailers in Australia, providing water and sewerage services to more than 1.3 million residents across Brisbane, Ipswich, the Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset local authority areas. We are upgrading and improving the reliability of our infrastructure by investing $3.2 billion in a 10-year capital works program. Our service territory covers 14,364 square kilometres and we employ around 1,200 people.