The Federal Government has launched the new $3.8 million upgrade to Karratha’s Wastewater Recycling and Conveyance System, which is expected to increase the supply of recycled water to the town by over 150 million litres a year.


Launching the project, Parliamentary Secretary for Sustainability and Urban Water Don Farrell said the Federal Government was contributing $1.5 million to the project, which will fund the upgrade of the site’s wastewater re-use pipeline and pump station.


“This will improve treated wastewater recycling and increase the volume of recycled wastewater available to irrigate the golf course and town ovals,” Senator Farrell said.


“This water would otherwise go to waste but instead will provide an environmentally friendly alternative to mains water use.


That project will save more than 1,100 million litres of drinking-quality water across the West Pilbara region.