Progress with water flows on

Progress with water flows on

In recent years schools have been able to tour the Beenyup wastewater treatment unit in Craigie and its associated advanced water recycling plant.

Learning about the successful Water Corporation trial to recharge drinking-standard water into the third-deepest aquifer more than 120m under ground has probably given students a better understanding of the sources of our water supply.

Those visits came to a stop last week as work started on the $124 million plant for recharging billions of litres of highly filtrated wastewater each year to replenish the aquifers of the northern suburbs’ Gnangara underground water system.

It is with some anticipation that tours re-open toward the end of 2016 when the plant is commissioned and Perth can work towards further reducing the amount of treated water piped to the ocean.