Longevity of water services extended

A major project spearheaded by Busselton Water has almost reached completion with the first set of huge stainless steel filters arriving in Busselton, each measuring at six metres in length.

Busselton Water CEO Chris Elliott said after decades of supplying high quality water with fibreglass filters, it was important to ensure that the Kent Street Plant could continue to be one of Busselton’s key water assets over the next 30 to 40 years.

“Since the last set of filters were installed on this site 30-odd years ago, technology has advanced with new filters now made from stainless steel,” Mr Elliott said.

“The benefits of these new filters are countless – they’ll not only last longer, but are financially a better option and are also operationally safer with additional stairways and landings.”

The first two filters, which were fabricated in WA by engineering and construction company, Aerison, have travelled from Perth to Busselton by a heavy haulage truck before being craned into position.

The second set of filters are set to arrive over the coming weeks before being commissioned and returning back to the water network just prior to Christmas.

The upgrade of water filters at Busselton Water’s Kent Street Plant is one of many innovative projects underway to improve and maintain water services to the local community for years to come.

Busselton Water was also recently recognised for its commitment to innovation at the Busselton Chamber of Commerce Industry Business Excellence Awards.