Sydney Water has introduced that its $4.3 million Leura Water Pumping Station (WPS) serving the Blue Mountains is simply weeks from completion.
The power will assist mitigate the danger of shoppers shedding provide throughout low rainfall and drought circumstances. At full capability, the station will transport the equal of 16 Olympic-size swimming swimming pools to the Blue Mountains area every week, serving as much as 60,000 individuals.
The development of the ability started on the finish of 2021 with the ultimate preparations.
Trevor Mondon, Sydney Water’s principal mission supervisor, mentioned the ability is a vital piece of infrastructure for the area and a part of total strategic drought planning. Community upgrades will enhance and enhance safety of provide inside the Cascade Water Supply System (WDS).
Ben Samcou, Sydney Water’s senior mission supervisor, mentioned the ability will change the sport for the Blue Mountains group in the case of entry to a dependable water provide, notably throughout drought circumstances or bushfires.
“When the Leura WPS is operational, potable water could be conveyed from the decrease parts of the Cascade WDS to the Katoomba Reservoir, which is at the moment solely fed by the Cascades water remedy plant,” Samcou mentioned.
The Leura water pumping station is scheduled to enter operation by July 2023.