KALKIE WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPENS TO THE PUBLIC THIS SATURDAY 12th OCTOBER

I recently asked Council to hold Open Days for the Nielson Park Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP) and Kalkie Water Treatment Plant (WTP) so that residents can see where a large part of their rates & charges are spent.

The STP Open Day was held a couple of weeks ago and whilst attendances were down (understandably!), the upcoming opening of the Kalkie WTP should prove to be more of an attraction.

We often take for granted the water that comes out of our taps and complain about it’s varying tastes however next Saturday 12th October (10.00am to 2.00pm) you can see for yourself where your water is sourced from, how its treated and how its delivered to your property. Council staff will also have a variety of displays of aged and damaged trunk infrastructure and will be able to explain the modern technology involved in the entire treatment and reticulation process.

For those who missed out on the Nielson Park STP Open Day, staff will also be on hand to explain how the sewerage system works, how robotic imagery is captured and how broken water and sewer mains can now be remotely repaired at a fraction of the cost of digging up entire sections of streets and properties.

I would encourage not only adults to attend, but to also take the kids along to give them a rare opportunity to see where their water comes from.

Please note that closed in footwear must be worn.

 Council’s Media Release follows………….

Kalkie Water Treatment Plant opens to the public for info day

Kalkie Water Treatment Plant will open its doors on Saturday, October 12 between 10am and 2pm, with Bundaberg Regional Council holding a public information day for locals.

Water and Wastewater portfolio spokesperson Cr Alan Bush said it was a great opportunity for residents to find out more about one of the vital services Council provides.

“I don’t think a lot of people spend much time considering how the water finds its way in to their homes, they just appreciate the fact that it is there,” Cr Bush said.

“This public information day is an opportunity for people to discover the time, resources and expertise that go in to ensuring residents can access clean, safe water in their homes every day.”

The Kalkie Water Treatment Plant supplies treated water to approximately 15,000 residents in coastal communities east of the City of Bundaberg including Port Bundaberg, Burnett Heads, Bargara, Innes Park, Coral Cove, Elliott Heads and Riverview.

Members of the public wishing to attend the open day must wear closed in shoes as the session provides a full and up-close tour of the treatment facilities.

Children who attend will also received Waterwise fun bags after the tour.

For more information about the Information Days contact Council’s Water and Wastewater section on 1300 883 699.

The Kalkie Water Treatment Plant is located at 864 Burnett Heads Road, Kalkie.

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