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Australia : $35 MILLION wastewater treatment project to be commenced by Tweed Shire Council.

According to Tweed Shire Council, River health will be improved as well as Tweed's expanding population supported by a new $35 million waste water treatment plant.

The plant was officially commenced, will service Tweed Heads, Banora Point, Terranora and Bilambil Heights.

Council funded for the project with the assistance of a $16.8 million interest-free loan under the NSW State Government Local Infrastructure Fund.

"One of the most pleasing aspects of this project is the high emphasis placed on improving the final quality of effluent which is discharged to the Terranora Inlet after the waste water has been treated," Tweed mayor Barry Longhand said."

"This upgraded facility will bring significant benefits for the health of the Tweed River system as the concentrations of phosphorus will be reduced by 90 per cent and nitrogen levels will be cut by 40 per cent.

"Population growth will bring more homes in the area and higher levels of wastewater requiring treatment and the improved treatment process will ensure there won't be any increase in the amount of nutrients entering the river system."

"This will lessen demand on the district's potable water supplies and cut the amount of effluent discharged to the Tweed estuary," stated by Cr Longland.

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Date:Feb 6, 2013
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