Regional QLD continues with clean drinking water

Thursday, 16 March, 2006

Ipswich residents in Queensland will continue to enjoy access to clean drinking water thanks to funding from the Queensland Government.

Minister for Local Government Desley Boyle and Member for Bundamba Jo-Ann Miller have announced funding of $630,800 for Ipswich City Council's $2.6million project to increase the capacity of the Kruger Parade water pumping station at Redbank Plains.

"Ipswich City Council is upgrading its Kruger Parade pump station so it can cater for the growing region and supply more drinking water to local homes and businesses," Ms Boyle said.

The works will the pump station's capacity to supply water to the local area from 350 litres a second to 850 litres a second " an increase of 60 million litres a day.

Mrs Miller said: "Ipswich is experiencing significant residential growth, particularly in the eastern areas of Springfield and Redbank Plains.

"As the city continues to grow and develop, it is important to keep up with demand for public access to clean drinking water.

Completion of the Kruger Parade pump station project is expected by September 2006.

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