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Monday, March 30, 2009

Purple pipe recycled water - Port Macquarie achieves what Toowoomba can't ...

Plant upgrade promises more recycled wastewater

The Port Macquarie Hastings Council says a major upgrade to its Lake Cathie Bonny Hills sewage treatment plant will result in more available recycled treated wastewater.

The council's Jeff Sharp says a new pipeline is being built, linking the plant with Port Macquarie.

He says the so-called 'purple pipeline' will make recycled water available for irrigation purposes in Port Macquarie and also for the Camden Haven golf course.

Mr Sharp says the provision of state-of-the-art microfiltration at the plant will ensure the high quality of the wastewater.

"People's perception, now that we have a resource there and rather than just discharging to the environment through any number of different means ... [is] that we can come up with markets and beneficial end users," he said.

"It is a really important step forward for us all, I believe, and many in the community see it that way."


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