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Whitsunday Regional Council is holding a community open day at the Proserpine Water TreatmentPlant on Saturday 25th October, 10am-2pm.
Mayor Jenny Whitney said members of the public are invited to tour the plant and the see thewater purification process first-hand.
“Council and ultimately the community have recently spent $57 million on the new Bowen andProserpine Water Treatment Plants, which include state-of-the-art technology, and I think it isimportant members of the community get to see these plants at work,” she said.
“Everyone is welcome to attend the community open day to view the plant which supplies water to southern part of the local government area including Cannonvale, Airlie Beach and Proserpine.
“The nearby Bowen Water Treatment Plant, which supplies water to Bowen and the northern part of the local government area, is almost identical to the Proserpine Water Treatment Plant.
“While visiting the Proserpine Water Treatment Plant members of the community will learn abouthow raw water is treated before it goes through kilometres of infrastructure to be delivered to their taps as drinking water.
“The purification processes will be explained, including the removal of bugs like giardia and Ecoli, metals such as iron and manganese, disinfecting the water with Sodium Hypochlorate, and controlling the pH level,” she said.
Mayor Whitney said the open day is a great way of explaining Council infrastructure andexpenditure on water services.
“This public open day follows a recent successful school trip to the Water Treatment Plant bystudents from St Catherine’s Catholic College.”
Proserpine Water Treatment Plant is situated at corner of Crystal Brook Road and Pound YardRoad, Proserpine. Parking will be available in the adjacent sports ground car park.Visitors should wear enclosed flat shoes, and appropriate sun protection.
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