Construction of Australia’s largest PFAS treatment plant will reach another milestone this weekend as it is integrated into Katherine’s water treatment system.

Mechanical and electrical works will be undertaken from 6pm on Sunday 8 May to upgrade existing control systems and integrate the current water treatment system with the new PFAS treatment

Power and Water’s Senior Manager Service Delivery, Water Services Eric Boyle said the town’s water treatment plant will need to be taken offline for 24 hours while these important works are completed.

“We have undertaken extensive planning to make sure there is no impact on the quality and supply of water to Katherine during this period but we do ask the community to continue being water wise and keep use to a minimum,” Mr Boyle said.

Built to industrial specifications designed to endure the Territory’s harsh climatic conditions, the new plant will process 10 ML of water per day to supplement Katherine’s drinking water supply.

The new plant will use leading ion exchange technology and is expected to be operational in the third quarter 2022.

“Power and Water is proud to deliver this project that will ensure a safe and sustainable water supply for Katherine over the next 30 years,” said Mr Boyle.

“Katherine residents have become great water efficiency champions and I thank them for their ongoing commitment to protecting our valuable water resource as construction of the treatment plant is completed.”


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