Upgrade works have begun at Rochester's Coliban Water Treatment Plant.By Elaine Cooney
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.
A Tamleugh North farmer has described the theft of four sheep fences from his tornado-damaged property ''a low act''.
Most people at the J C Lowe Oval left on Saturday evening talking about the game but not the result. Pigeon Coach Chris Kennedy summed up the feeling adequately when he said after the game; “it was a frustrating game, but my players weren’t responsible for the frustration.”
The move to extend the Tatura War Memorial area and honour Victoria Cross hero Robert Mactier with the erection of a statue in the Hogan St gardens named in his honour, continues.
A Kyabram man who struck a cyclist on Echuca-Moama bridge with a beer can thrown from the vehicle he was in was convicted and fined $400 in Moama Local Court on Wednesday.
A Rochester mother told a health forum about the devastating effect drugs have had on her family.
Over six hours of junior football is scheduled for Kyabram Recreation Reserve this Sunday.
Ten people were injured after Two Australian Light Armoured Vehicles (ASLAV) collided during a training course at the Puckapunyal Military Training Range in on Wednesday, May 22.
The Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre has secured a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Australia.
A purpose-built bike, equipped with amateur radio, will be on the O'Keefe Rail Trail tomorrow.
Cobram residents John Anderson and Ian Cobb will race down memory lane this weekend when they compete in the annual Historic Winton.
Deniliquin Fire and Rescue's open day has been hailed a success by captain Bill Muirhead.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is investigating incidents of abortion or still-births under the Lamb and Kid Mortality Surveillance Project.(LKSMP).
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