Work to rectify water woes

Chittering CEO Gary Tuffin, Agricultural Region MP Martin Aldridge, Member for Moore Shane Love, Water Corp’s Steve Greeve, Councillor Alex Douglas, Shire Deputy President Michelle Rossouw and President Robert Hawes.
Chittering CEO Gary Tuffin, Agricultural Region MP Martin Aldridge, Member for Moore Shane Love, Water Corp’s Steve Greeve, Councillor Alex Douglas, Shire Deputy President Michelle Rossouw and President Robert Hawes.

The filter is being manufactured and delivered at a cost of $100,000 and is expected to be operational by July.

Bindoon’s water supply, which is sourced from a bore just outside the town, has been unreliable in recent months while improvements to the treatment plan are in progress. Workers on the job reportedly received criticism last month from passers-by, frustrated with the water issues.

The water treatment plant obtains water from the bore and treats it to remove high levels of minerals before it is supplied to customers.

Water Corp, which manages Bindoon’s water, met with Shire of Chittering chief executive Gary Tuffin and Member for Moore Shane Love and Member for the Agricultural Region Martin Aldridge to assure the future reliability of the water supply.

Water Corp Midwest regional manager Steve Greeve said the breakdown in the filter in February sparked a review of the water supply issues in Bindoon.

‘The damage to the filter was caused by a surge in water pressure, meaning we had to take the treatment plant offline to repair it. It was not a simple fix but it was repaired and back online within a week,’ he said.

‘We also reviewed the system and have installed measures to prevent a surge in pressure happening again.’

The next step for Water Corp. would be to install the new water filter, which has been specifically designed to improve the process at Bindoon Water Treatment Plant.

Mr Greeve thanked local customers for their patience and co-operation.