Mount Stromlo 50th Anniversary Heritage Tour


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The original Mount Stromlo Water Treatment Plant was commissioned in June 1967. It contained facilities for the chlorination, fluoridation and pH correction of all water drawn from the Cotter River system. A substantial upgrade of the water treatment plant was undertaken after the 2003 bushfires to ensure the quality of Canberra’s drinking water was protected during the Cotter River catchment’s lengthy recovery.

The Mount Stromlo Water Treatment plant can produce up to 250 megalitres (or 250 million litres) per day.

To celebrate 50 years since the plant was commissioned, join us for a tour of the plant and gain an appreciation of how it has changed over time. We will also explore how drinking water treatment has changed over time and Icon Water's response to the 2003 bushfires.

NB: Long pants, long sleeves and closed flat shoes will be required for this event as this is an active industrial site.

Date: Thursday 20th April 2017 

Venue: Mt Stromlo Water Treatment Plant, Mt Stromlo Road, Mt Stromlo

Start time: 2.00 pm

End time: 3.00 pm

Cost: Free

Contact: 02 6248 3111 

RSVP: (byTuesday 18th April 2017)