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Clean TeQ Water Wins National Project Award for Laramba Water Treatment Plant

1 May 2024

Clean TeQ Water is thrilled to announce it has won the Regional Infrastructure Project Innovation Award in a joint submission with Power and Water Corporation for the Laramba Water Treatment Plant at the prestigious Australian Water Awards, hosted by the Australian Water Association. The Laramba Water Treatment Plant is a customised ion exchange plant delivered by CNQ for Power and Water Corporation at the Laramba community, roughly 200 km north-west of Alice Springs. The plant removes naturally occurring uranium from the groundwater which the community uses for drinking.

Clean TeQ Water Wins National Award for Laramba Water Treatment Plant

Members of the Clean TeQ and Power and Water Corporation Teams Accepting the Award at the OzWater Gala Dinner

The 360 kilolitres per day ion exchange plant was funded by the Territory Labor Government’s $28 million commitment to address critical water supply infrastructure needs in remote Aboriginal communities that are experiencing water quality and security stress. Data from the plant’s initial testing period showed the plant successfully removed uranium to undetectable levels, and since commissioning monthly water quality analysis shows the plant continues to meet the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines target.

We extend our gratitude to the Australian Water Association, the Laramba community, our employees and our partners who have contributed to this achievement. We also would like to thank Power and Water Corporation for supporting a collaborative approach to the project, resulting in the project being delivered on time, on budget, and receiving a highly positive response from the community.

The video created as part of our awards submission can be viewed below.