Improving Water Quality in the Murchison

Water Corporation is progressing a $16 million program to build water treatment plants in Mount Magnet, Cue, Sandstone and Meekatharra. The new water treatment plants will reduce the naturally high levels of salinity and nitrates in the water and improve scaling and hardness.

A desalination process called electrodialysis reversal (EDR) will be used at the four water treatment plants. EDR technology has been successfully used in regional towns across Australia to improve water quality conditions, reduce nitrate levels and convert over 90% of the treated water into drinking water. It is currently used at the Wiluna and Yalgoo water treatment plants in the Murchison region.

In August 2018, Guidera O’Connor was appointed as the project contractor and we expect to begin construction of the first plant in mid-2019.

We thank the community for their interest in this project, which will now progress into the final design and delivery phase.

For future project updates, we encourage you to visit our website or email murchison@watercorporation.com.au



Water Corporation is progressing a $16 million program to build water treatment plants in Mount Magnet, Cue, Sandstone and Meekatharra. The new water treatment plants will reduce the naturally high levels of salinity and nitrates in the water and improve scaling and hardness.

A desalination process called electrodialysis reversal (EDR) will be used at the four water treatment plants. EDR technology has been successfully used in regional towns across Australia to improve water quality conditions, reduce nitrate levels and convert over 90% of the treated water into drinking water. It is currently used at the Wiluna and Yalgoo water treatment plants in the Murchison region.

In August 2018, Guidera O’Connor was appointed as the project contractor and we expect to begin construction of the first plant in mid-2019.

We thank the community for their interest in this project, which will now progress into the final design and delivery phase.

For future project updates, we encourage you to visit our website or email murchison@watercorporation.com.au



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