KEY COMPONENT OF THE FIRST CLASS A+ RECYCLED WATER DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND
In 2006, SUEZ, in a joint venture partnership with United Group Infrastructure, won a contract to design and build a wastewater treatment and recycling plant in the Pimpama county of Gold Coast, Queensland.
Gold Coast Water (now known as City of Gold Coast), Queensland’s water management authority, awarded the contract in the context of a vast sustainable development initiative reflected by the Pimpama Coomera Water Future Master Plan.
The innovative plant can receive an average 17 MLD of wastewater, expandable to 51 MLD. The raw wastewater undergoes comprehensive physical, chemical and biological treatment. Up to 9 MLD is recycled and goes through additional treatment steps including membrane and ultraviolet disinfection. It was designed to serve a population of 150,000 people.
The great challenge for Pimpama Coomera Regional Authorities is the projected five-fold population increase by 2056, in the face of increasing water scarcity.
The Pimpama Wastewater Treatment Plant is the core component of the award-winning Pimpama Coomera Water Future Master Plan, offering a solution to the increasing water scarcity in the region.