Mardi Water Treatment Plant is to receive a $6.8M upgrade, thanks to an injection of funds from the State Government.
Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, said the money was to come from the Government’s $1B Safe and Secure Water Program.
“This project involves design and construction of a significantly-upgraded facility, which will help to secure the future of our growing region’s water supply,” Crouch said.
“Mardi Water Treatment Plant supplies most of the drinking water for the Central Coast as well as providing transfers to the Hunter when required.
“This funding will increase reliability and improve efficiency.”
Central Coast Council Director, Water and Sewer, Jamie Loader, said Council welcomed the Government’s contribution to the project at a time when Council and the community are being Water Wise and actively working towards securing the Coast’s water supply for the future.
“Mardi Water Treatment Plant was built in two stages,” Loader said.
“The first stage was completed in 1984 followed by the second stage in 1992.
“This welcome commitment will enable much-needed major upgrades.
“The Plant operates 365 days a year and produces treated water at a rate of up to 160 million litres per day, or the equivalent of 64 Olympic size swimming pools.”
Mayor, Lisa Matthews, said it was great to see Council and the State Government working together on projects that will benefit the region.
“Securing our water supply for our growing community is a priority and a responsibility of Council,” Clr Matthews said.
“The State Government has identified the Central Coast as a key growth corridor and this funding is great recognition that they are willing to work with Council to deliver essential infrastructure.
“I would like to also congratulate our community for their efforts to reduce water consumption.
“Our residents are resilient, resourceful and responsible water users, and thanks to their ongoing conservation efforts our dam levels are holding steady.
“This, combined with infrastructure, helps to reduce pressure on our water supply.”
Media release, Oct 11
Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch
Media release, Oct 11
Central Coast Mayor, Lisa Matthews