DENVER — Hunter Water celebrated the commissioning of an advanced water treatment plant (AWTP) and eight kilometer pipeline, which will be used to transport recycled water to industrial users in Kooragang Island, New South Wales, Australia, according to a press release.

The Kooragang Industrial Water Scheme (KIWS) is a $40 million project to secure future water supplies in the lower Hunter region through industrial water reuse, and as part of the Hunter Treatment Alliance, CH2M HILL led the project’s concept and design, stated the release.

The release reported that KIWS, initiated in 2012, involved diverting 12 million liters of treated effluent from the existing effluent pipeline for Shortland Wastewater Treatment Works to the new AWTP, which substitutes the use of drinking water with water appropriate for industrial use by using reverse osmosis (RO) and membrane filtration to produce high quality, recycled water.

The KIWS, the largest recycled water project undertaken by the region, will lead to continued economic development and growth for the community, noted the release.

Read the entire release here.