The treatment plant will be finished in six months.
The treatment plant will be finished in six months. Contributed

New $2M water treatment plant for South Burnett town

LINVILLE will have a new $2 million water treatment plant in just six months, and work on the project is starting this week.

Natural Resources Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said demolition of the existing plant would take two weeks, and construction would follow.

"The new plant will deliver a more reliable, effective drinking water supply to the 400-plus people of Linville,” Dr Lynham said.

"It's creating jobs as well, with a local contractor and six sub-contractors working on the project.”

The existing plant, which was constructed in 1970, was forced to close after the 2013 floods put the facility out of action.

Seqwater will continue to tanker in drinking water from the nearby Kilcoy Water Treatment Plant until the new plant is operating.

Seqwater chief executive officer Neil Brennan said the project was expected to take up to six months to complete, subject to weather conditions, and it is scheduled to be up and running early next year.

"The new plant will be larger and house an improved water quality monitoring station, which will draw on water locally,” Mr Brennan said.

"It will also have upgraded filters and ultraviolet disinfection capabilities for added protection.''

Mr Brennan said Seqwater was working closely with local residents during demolition and construction to minimise any disruptions. 

South Burnett

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