Seqwater Chief Executive Officer Neil Brennan said Kenilworth was one of 16 off-grid communities across South East Queensland, which meant it was not connected to the SEQ Water Grid and relied on local water sources.
“Without the availability of the grid, it’s important that our off-grid plants continue to operate safely and reliably to meet the water demand for these regional communities,” Mr Brennan said.
“That is why we are making this investment to upgrade the Kenilworth Water Treatment Plant, a move that will secure local water supply well into the future.”
Upgrade work is scheduled to begin this week to improve the treatment process at the plant and treated water quality. The project is expected to take about four months to complete.
“We do not expect there to be any changes to the local water supply as a result of this critical work and we’re working with the local community to make sure any disruptions are kept to a minimum,” Mr Brennan said.
The Kenilworth water supply scheme sources water from a wet well buried in the sand on the bank of the Mary River.
For more information about the project visit seqwater.com.au/projects