How sweet is the water at Miriam Vale?
New water treatment plant a sweet success for Miriam Vale residents The taste of progress is sweet for Miriam Vale residents with the town's new water treatment plant now fully operational. Built on the site of its predecessor on the corner of Kellow Street and Fingerboard Road, the $3 million plant is delivering an improved water service to the town's residents. Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett was pleased to see the new plant fully operational and already rectifying a number of water issues which had previously been experienced by Miriam Vale residents. "The new Miriam Vale Water Treatment Plant targets a number of specific water issues which were beyond the capability of the original plant to negate . The new plant removes iron, manganese and algae by-products from the raw water it sources and also reduces turbidity levels during and following wet weather, something which we were able to put to the test recently due to the heavy rains caused by ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie." Cr Burnett thanked the Queensland Government for providing funding assistance for the project via its Building Our Regions program. The project received 50 per cent of eligible costs to a maximum of $1.59 million in State Government assistance over the 2015-16 and 2016-17 financial years through the program. Just another tick for Miriam Vale Life Style.