IT is expected a fully functional treatment plant at Muswellbrook’s Recycle Water Treatment Works (MRWTW) could be competed by early 2019.
Construction mobilisation has begun and the project, on the corner of Skellatar Stock Route and Denman Road, will include demolition of the existing antiquated treatment works and associated site restoration.
Ahead of MRWTW construction, a former pond is being de-watered and de-sludged, and preparatory earthworks are being undertaken to provide a clear site.
In May, Muswellbrook Shire Council and Downer Utilities Australia Pty Ltd formalised a contract to construct and commission the new works.
This project is the largest and most complex of its kind ever let by council.
The total MRWTW project is subject to prudent financing utilising sewer fund reserves, low interest loans and a $9.6M Hunter Infrastructure Fund grant, administered by the Hunter Development Corporation.
Council staff members will be active in executive, coordination, technical, financial, quality risk, environmental, sustainability, monitoring and reporting functions.
The MRWTW will cater for Muswellbrook’s domestic, commercial, and industrial sewage treatment needs and incorporate the latest technologies.