New energy and water project opens at Mingullatharndo

Alicia PereraPilbara News
Mingullatharndo community residents with their new water filtration unit.
Camera IconMingullatharndo community residents with their new water filtration unit. Credit: Pilbara News, Alicia Perera

A major renewable energy plant and water filtration system set to dramatically improve power and water supplies at the Pilbara’s Mingullatharndo Aboriginal community have been opened.

The community’s advanced new facilities — a membrane technology water treatment plant and solar diesel hybrid power system with battery storage — were opened by Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price at a commissioning event at Mingullatharndo yesterday morning,

In what could be a pilot project for other Aboriginal communities in WA, the new systems will provide the entirety of Mingullatharndo’s potable water supply and 80 per cent of its power, stopping residents from having to go out of their way to avoid contaminated water and deal with unreliable and expensive electricity.

For more information, pick up next week’s copy of The Pilbara News.

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