A new recycled water facility will provide high quality recycled water for residential, industrial, agricultural and community uses.
The Black Rock Recycled Water Plant, currently under construction, is located in the Black Rock environmental precint in Connewarre. The precinct is also home to the the existing water reclamation facility, biosolids drying plant and recycled water demonstration farm.
The new plant will supply Class A and high quality Class C recycled water for a range of customers. Residents in Armstrong Creek will be the first in our region to benefit from a dedicated "purple pipe" delivering Class A water, and are expected to save more than 2400 litres of drinking water annually.
Construction on the plant began in January 2012.
Commissioning (operational testing) is scheduled for early 2013.
The construction cost of the project is estimated at $42 million.
The Australian Government has committed $10 million to the project through the National Water Security Plan for Cities and Towns, as well as a further $10.5 million for "purple pipe" infrastructure through the National Urban Water and Desalination Plan.
The Black Rock Recycled Water Plant takes secondary effluent (treated wastewater) from the adjacent water recamation plant and passes it through an advanced treatment process
Ultra-filtration uses very fine membranes to remove microscopic organisms such as bacteria, protozoa and viruses down to 0.1 μm (0.1 micron = 0.0001 mm) in size.
Reverse osmosis is membrane filtration technology that removes dissolved salts.
Ultraviolet disinfection removes most forms of micro-biological contamination.
Chlorination is a final disinfection process that eliminates any remaining micro-organisms. The process is the same as that used for treating drinking water.
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Armstrong Creek, Geelong's newest suburb, is the first residential development in our region to receive recycled water delivered directly to homes, schools, businesses, sporting clubs, parks, and recreational areas.
Residents of the Armstrong Creek development will be the first to benefit from a dedicated "purple pipe" delivering Class A recycled water for watering gardens, washing cars, flushing toilets and more.