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$900,000 Upgrade at Sale Water Treatment Plant

A new 10 million litre treated water storage basin has been commissioned at Sale recently

By Gippsland Water - 9th August 2001 - Back to News

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A new 10 million litre treated water storage basin has been commissioned at Sale recently. The new basin is located adjacent to the existing clear water storage at the Water Treatment Plant in Cunninghame Street. It will increase the security of supply by doubling the amount of treated water that can be stored for the Sale township.

Chief Executive Officer Mr John Mitchell said, "Gippsland Water is continually conducting assessments at all of its treatment plants and Sale was certainly one we identified as being in need of such an expansion. The existing basin did not provide sufficient balancing and reserve storage volume for community water supply at Sale."

The dimensions of the basin are 100 meters by 60 metres, with the depth being 4.3 metres. "With the previous infrastructure we had capacity to store just 10 megalitres of treated water for Sale. By increasing this capacity to 20 megalitres the security of supply for the Sale community has been doubled. When one considers the recent long and dry summers we have experienced this will prove to be a valuable asset for the people of Sale, particularly during periods of peak demand." Mr Mitchell added.

The total cost of the project was $900,000 and the basin is now in full operation.


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