The Cowra Water Treatment plant was initially built in the 1930s and is the sole source of water for the Cowra township in Central West NSW. The ageing plant was not able to meet modern water quality standards or keep up with the demands of a growing population.
CNF was commissioned to oversee the plant’s major upgrade including refurbishing the mixed media filters and dosing systems and completely automating the plant.
The major challenge was that the plant needed to be kept running at all times during the upgrade. Any work done on the plant needed meticulous planning and had to be done without impacting on water quality or plant availability.