Update on the Bowen Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrade

Aquatec Maxcon is proud to be a part of the Whitsunday Regional Council's $25.4 million upgrade to Bowen’s Sewage Treatment Plant.

The upgrade will double the capacity of the existing sewage treatment plant and allow the new facility to treat a greater volume of quality Class A recycled water, which can be reused for irrigation in Bowen’s parks, ovals and golf courses.The new plant will also improve the quality of water being released into the Coral Sea, greatly benefiting the natural environment of Edgecumbe Bay and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

A photo of the Bowen Sewage Treatment Plant construction site taken on the 14th of September 2019

Construction on the new plant began in January 2019 and the upgraded plant is scheduled to be brought online from December 2019. There will be further commissioning, testing and site works following the completion of the plant at this stage, with the entire project expected to be completed in May 2020.

Click here to view "Growing Utopia", a brief video presentation about the Bowen STP Upgrade initiative

With the potential to service a population of 14,000 people, the new plant will not only help the environment with upgraded technology, it will provide greater water security for Bowen residents and farmers.

The Bowen Water Recycling project is part-funded ($9 million) by the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund which targets infrastructure development in regional areas. Whitsunday Regional Council has committed $16.4 million to the upgrade of the Bowen Sewage Treatment Plant.

Click here to read more about the Project  at the Whitsunday Regional Council website. 

Bowen 3D Model

From the Drawing Office: 3D Model of the Bowen Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrade 

Bowen Superimposed

3D model of the Bowen Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrade superimposed over a photo of the Bowen site taken on the 14th of September 2019.