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    Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
    The Honourable Dr Anthony Lynham

    Linville to get new long-term drinking water supply

    Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
    The Honourable Dr Anthony Lynham

    Friday, February 08, 2019

    Linville to get new long-term drinking water supply

    A new $2 million water treatment plant will be constructed in Linville to secure long-term water supply for the growing community.

    The existing plant, which was constructed in 1970, was forced to close after the 2013 floods put the facility out of action.

    Since then, Seqwater has supplied drinking water for Linville’s 400 or so residents by tanker from the nearby Kilcoy Water Treatment Plant.

    Natural Resources Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said supplying water to residents by tanker had always been an interim solution.

    “In the long-term it is more economical, reliable and effective to re-build the Linville plant and ensure local water supply security well into the future,” Dr Lynham said.

    “The new plant will be a larger facility to house an improved water quality monitoring station to better detect any contaminants in the raw water and have improved treatment capabilities.

    “It will have upgraded filters and ultra violet (UV) disinfection capabilities for added protection.”

    The new plant will once again source its water from a local Brisbane River bore.

    Seqwater Chief Executive Officer, Neil Brennan said early survey work for the project commenced late last year, with construction scheduled to begin in July this year. 

    “Construction is expected to take six months, subject to weather conditions and will involve the removal and replacement of the current plant and its equipment,’’ Mr Brennan said.

    “Drinking water will continue to be supplied to the Linville community by tanker from the Kilcoy WTP while the new Linville plant is completed.’’

    Residents can stay up to date with the progress via the website www.seqwater.com.au/works

     

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