QUU to invest more than $300m in utilities

QUEENSLAND Urban Utilities says it will invest more than $300 million in water and sewerage services next financial year to meet the evolving needs of its growing customer base.

QUU chief executive officer Louise Dudley said the $302 million capital investment budget included projects across Brisbane, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset.

Major projects in 2013/14 include:

Ipswich - Rosewood Sewer Catchment Augmentation (2013/14 spend: $5.1 million; total project cost: $10.4 million).

Somerset - Somerset Dam Sewage Treatment Plant (2013/14 spend: $2.1 million; total project cost: $2.6 million).

Lockyer Valley - Water Supply Contingency Improvement Program (2013/14 spend: $2.4 million; total project cost: $3 million).

QUU will also be improving the reliability of the reservoir network and water tanker filling stations. The program is scheduled to start this month.



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