The Lachlan River Pre-Treatment Plant (LRPTP) will be located on Council-owned land, approximately 12km east of the township of Forbes on The Escort Way in the Forbes Local Government Area.
The new LRPTP will allow Council to pre-treat raw water from the Lachlan River before being transferred to the Water Treatment Plant in Parkes.
The pre-treatment process will reduce water turbidity and remove suspended impurities and solids from the raw water. The construction of two sediment lagoons will provide additional water treatment capacity.
A Review of Environmental Factors(PDF, 8MB) was carried out to assess any potential environmental impacts associated with this project. An Addendum(PDF, 18MB) was also prepared to supplement this review.