Melbourne Water completes innovative upgrade at Western Treatment Plant
Construction is complete on an innovative nutrient removal plant which will significantly increase capacity at Melbourne Water’s Western Treatment Plant – where around half of Melbourne’s sewage is treated. The new Nutrient Removal Plant at the Western Treatment Plant in Werribee will provide an extra 140ML of treated water per day which is equivalent to 56 Olympic-sized swimming pools. While the Western Treatment Plant has two existing nutrient removal plants – this new addition is more energy efficient and built with the latest advanced monitoring and controls.
The additional capacity will support Melbourne Water in meeting the needs of Melbourne’s expanding population, now and into the future, ensuring that Melbourne continues to be one of the world’s most liveable cities.Melbourne Water’s Acting Manager of the Western Treatment Plant Mike Smith commented: “Sewage is a valuable source of renewable energy and recycled water, and is contributing to our thriving wetlands.