Upgrade works have begun at Rochester's Coliban Water Treatment Plant.ELAINE COONEY December 14, 2012 4:07am
Rochester’s Coliban Water Treatment Plant has been a hive of activity for the past few weeks with upgrade works under way.
The $7.6 million project, which is expected to be finished by June, aims to improve the quality of the water when raw water goes through significant changes.
These changes could occur for a number of different reasons, which include flood and drought.
Project manager Malcolm McKenzie said the old sand filters on-site would be replaced by new membrane filters, which would filter water to a higher quality.
The large green steel structure, which can be seen from the road, will house the plant’s new membrane filters.
The foundations for two steel tanks have been constructed along with the river-side section of the wall.
Site supervisor Morgan Courtney said the construction of the wall on the river side was done first in order to minimise disruption to the Campaspe river walk.
Once the wall is constructed, the river track will be smoothed out while the work inside the wall continues.
A Coliban Water spokesperson said the company planned to have the walk re-opened early in the new year.
Coca-Cola Amatil has confirmed it will be pressing on with its $100 million redevelopment of SPC Ardmona.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
A snake was spotted this afternoon.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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