Friday, February 10th, 2012
TRILITY Pty Ltd today announced the delivery of first water from the $67 million Northern Water Treatment Plant at Kinduro near Townsville.

TRILITY Managing Director Francois Gouws said the Company was pleased to see residents in the northern suburbs of Townsville receive water from the plant after the completion of operational testing in recent months.

“This plant will guarantee the long term security of water to the residents in the surrounding region, as well as increasing capacity and ensuring ongoing improvements to the quality and delivery of water supplies to the people of Townsville over the next 25 years,” Mr Gouws said.

“This is a fantastic day for residents and for business in this growing region of Northern Queensland and TRILITY is very proud to be part of the evolution and operation of this important piece of water infrastructure.”

The NWTP project has required an upgrade to existing plant and equipment at the Douglas Water Treatment Plant and the design, build and operation of the new membrane filtration water treatment plant at Kinduro. A water stabilisation facility has also been constructed at Crystal Creek to pre-condition water to be treated at Kinduro. Water processed through membrane filtration at the NWTP will also flow into the Mt Louisa Reservoir, which services a large part of Townsville.

The plant is located in a national park location and has been integrated with existing infrastructure and topography. As such, TRILITY has designed the delivery system to utilise the natural gradient of the land without the need for using pumps or industrial equipment.

Funding for the plant was provided by the Townsville City Council and the Queensland Government. TRILITY was awarded the contract to design and construct the plant and subcontracted construction to Brookfield Multiplex. TRILITY has a contract to operate the NWTP for a term of 20 years.

“Queensland is moving through a transformative period with its approach to managing water and this is a clear example of where the technical capability of a Company such as TRILITY can make a dramatic difference in communities,” Mr Gouws said.

Mr Gouws and representatives of TRILITY attended the opening of the plant today. Dignitaries present included Townsville City Council Mayor Cr Les Tyrell, Attorney General and Minister for Local Government and Special Minister of State Paul Lucas, and Member for Thuringowa Craig Wallace.

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TRILITY is the market leader in water utility services across Australia, with water, wastewater and reuse portfolios in the municipal, resource and industrial markets. In partnership with clients, TRILITY operates and maintains 60 water treatment plants across South Australia, Western Australia, NSW, Victoria and Queensland with a combined capacity of over 1,250 mega litres per day (ML/d).
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TRILITY Pty Ltd today announced the delivery of first water from the $67 million Northern Water Treatment Plant at Kinduro near Townsville.



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