This upgrade to storage at the Beaudesert Water Treatment Plant addresses the immediate water supply needs of the Beaudesert area. Stored water can be used to supplement supply to Beaudesert during maintenance works, peak demand and other network shortages, improving the reliability of water supply for the Scenic Rim region. In the longer term, the new storage reservoirs will be connected to the new water treatment plant at Cedar Grove Weir and the SEQ Water Grid.
Treatment process upgrades
Works are already underway at the Beaudesert Water Treatment Plant to upgrade its treatment processes and improve reliability.
Heavy rainfall and flood events cause agricultural pollutants and other run off to enter the Logan River, resulting in the Beaudesert Water Treatment Plant sometimes shutting down as it cannot effectively treat the river water.
Immediate works are being undertaken to boost the resilience of the Beaudesert Water Treatment Plant to poor water quality. We are installing additional filters and treatment processes at the plant to allow it to treat river water after heavy rainfall events.