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Annual Report 2021–2022, Power and Water Corporation

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Title

Annual Report 2021–2022, Power and Water Corporation

Other title

Tabled Paper 708

Collection

Tabled Papers for 14th Assembly 2020 -; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT

Date

2022-11-23

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Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

Publisher name

Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory

Place of publication

Darwin

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application/pdf

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Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory

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https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00042

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/893266

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/893267

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Annual Report 2021-2022 31 Australias largest PFAS water treatment plant another step closer Before water reaches our customers in Katherine, it starts its journey in one of two places: the Katherine River or underground in aquifers (known as groundwater or bore water). The Katherine River currently provides the majority of the water supply for the region, with treated groundwater blended in for the remainder. We clean and filter Katherines drinking water in line with the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines to ensure any PFAS is removed. As Katherine grows, we are investing in solutions that will support Katherine's water needs well into the future. The new PFAS treatment plant will treat up to 10 million litres of water per day. This project is Australias largest PFAS treatment plant, using leading ion exchange technology. After significant challenges to the project in 2021 due to both COVID-19 impacts and resources demands in Katherine, construction of the new PFAS treatment plant is nearing the final stages. In May 2022, mechanical and electrical works were successfully undertaken to upgrade existing control systems and integrate the old water treatment system with the new PFAS treatment plant. The final stage is commissioning, which is expected before the end of 2022. We are committed to delivering this solution to the residents of Katherine, ensuring a safe and sustainable water supply for the community for the next 30 years and beyond. The final stage is commissioning, which is expected before the end of 2022. Craig Heinrich and Shawn Drewes at the PFAS water treatment plant in Katherine.