Schematic of example plant

Clifton packaged water treatment plant

The Clifton packaged water treatment plant project delivered a pre-assembled, complete water treatment option for the groundwater aquifer bore system in the town of Clifton. Delivering multimedia filtration, reverse osmosis and ultraviolet disinfection, this infrastructure provides a short-term town water solution that will enable the water carting that has been necessary in recent years to cease.

Clifton is traditionally a very conservative water user – frequently the best in the Region. Subject to groundwater availability, this infrastructure was designed to meet the local demand.

The Clifton town water system has four aquifer bores. This water treatment system enabled drawing water from all four bores until a long-term solution is in place.

April 2021 update: As a result of a successful Great Artesian Basin (GAB) pilot bore project, this plant design was adjusted to additionally treat GAB water.

Project start date

August 2020.

Project complete



Clifton long-term town water solutions

Several long-term solutions are being progressed in parallel for our Clifton town water system.

Prior investigations into options for access to private bores via an expression of interest in December 2019 and again in early 2020 have not returned any workable options to date.

Related projects include:

but timeframes had to be revised due to additional infrastructure being required, the need for a full electrical upgrade at the site as well as disruption to supply chains issues.