Wagga Water Treatment Plant

A $44M project to provide safe and secure drinking water for a growing population

Providing quality now and into the future

“It is the single largest piece of infrastructure we have constructed and is one of the most significant projects for this entire region."

Riverina Water officially opened its new $44M treatment plant in October 2021.

The state-of-the-art facility will allow Riverina Water to treat more water from the Murrumbidgee River and distribute it across its 15,000sqm supply area.

The new water treatment plant will serve a growing population across the Wagga Wagga, Lockhart, Greater Hume and Federation council areas up to 2050.

Fast facts

  • $44M project (100% community funded 
  • 850 tonnes of concrete laid across 7000 cubic metres
  • A kilometre of below and above ground pipes
  • 45km of electrical cabling
  • 30 chemical dosing pumps
  • 6 high lift pumps
  • 3 raw water pumps here at the intake

A once-in-a-generation infrastructure project

Our new treatment plant has future-proofed drinking water supply for our region through a project that is 100% community funded.

The new plant can output 55 megalitres a day, compared to 40 megalitres of the old plant, which was originally constructed in 1938.

It is designed to treat water from the Murrumbidgee River with turbidity levels seven-and-a-half times higher than the previous plant.

“By being able to treat more river water, we can responsibly manage our ground and surface water allocations into the future,” Riverina Water CEO Andrew Crakanthorp said.

“What is most impressive about the new water treatment plant is that it is a state-of-the-art facility. It can be operated remotely, has redundancy built in so it can operate all day, every day if needed and is fully automatic with continuous online monitoring.

“Importantly, this new plant is a symbol for industry and business that the southern Riverina’s advantage is a reliable supply of affordable water.”