Kanmantoo Waste Water Treatment Plant

Kanmantoo Waste Water Treatment Plant

23 September 2013

$20 Million private waste water treatment plant ready to build

A South Australian private engineering firm, Alano Water, is set to begin constructing a new environmentally sustainable $20 million waste water treatment plant to service the new Mt Barker housing development.

Alano’s Managing Director Mark Catalano says the new treatment plant will have the capacity to supply services for up to 10,000 homes on the new Mt Barker estate.

“We’re very excited about this project that will create about 150 jobs in the construction phase and about 20 ongoing jobs,” Mr Catalano said.

“Importantly our objective is to keep connection costs low so that developers are able to offer house and land packages that remain within the “affordable” price range.

Mr Catalano says Alano had originally intended to site its new treatment plant near Callington, and even though the plant emits no odors and complies absolutely with the best environmental practices, some residents objected.

“We are delighted we’ve been able to find a better site for the plant south of the Kanmantoo mine with the support of the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Tom Koustantonis.

“While we don't rely on government funding or contributions from local ratepayers, Minister Koustantonis has given the project planning endorsement which means we are free to get on with the detailed design and other necessary approvals.

“We expect construction to begin by December.

“The development provides a superior environmental outcome with no discharges to water courses or the sea unlike traditional sewerage treatment systems and septic tank systems.

“We will provide a source of treated good quality water for reuse in the region for revegetation schemes, agriculture and dust suppression,” Mr Catalano said.

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