Farley Wastewater Treatment Works

The team at McElligotts have recently completed remedial work at the Farley Wastewater Treatment Works. This project was part of the larger upgrades occurring at the Treatment Works between 2020-2022 by Hunter Water, aimed to increase the capacity of the facility to meet the demands of the local population growth up until 2032.

The Farley Wastewater Treatment Works is located to the south-west of Maitland in the Hunter Region of New South Wales. The Plant currently treats up to 7.2 megalitres of effluent per day and can handle wastewater for over 50,000 people in Maitland and its surrounding regions. A $70 million upgrade to the facility has been taking place since 2020 that will result in an increased capacity and improved water quality at the Treatment Works.

McElligotts was contracted by John Holland to provide protective coating services to the large concrete chemical bunds at the facility. This process has involved our team abrasive blasting away the surface laitance from the chemical bunds before applying the coating system. Now that the chemical bunds have been fully coated, they will provide continual protection against chemicals containers and drums for years to come.

It was a pleasure having the opportunity to work on this project – as the McElligotts team acknowledge the small part they have played in helping the people of Maitland have continual access to clean drinking and non-drinking water. We would like to thank Hunter Water and John Holland for choosing McElligotts to work on the Farley Wastewater Treatment Works.