The Darwin River Dam is due to receive a new pump station to be built to ensure a sustainable and secure water supply for Territorians. Northern Territory Power and Water has awarded the design and construction tender for the new Darwin River Dam pump station to McMahon Services Australia (NT). Northern Territory Minister for Essential Services, Selena Uibo, said, “Darwin’s […]
Cairns Regional Council has completed the upgrade to its 65-year-old sewage pump station. The $12 million project included the decommissioning and demolition of the old pump station (known as SPS K) and the construction of the new pump station (SPS CN1). The largest of Cairns’ sewage pumping stations, it can transfer raw sewage from the network to the Northern Wastewater […]
The installation of a new sewer rising main pipeline has marked the completion of TasWater’s upgrade works to the St John Street Sewage Pump Station in Launceston, and advanced environmental outcomes for Launceston’s Tamar Estuary. Completion of this project marks a significant milestone for the Tamar Estuary River Health Action Plan (TERHAP) and is a key project to improve the […]
$2.4 million in Federal Government funding has been allocated to the Nap Nap Station Water Efficiency Project, which aims to recover around 150ML of water annually – the equivalent of 60 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Federal Minister for the Environment and Water, the Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, said water recovery targets under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan are important for all Australians […]
Boerger has surprised the world of pumps with a new generation of its BLUEline rotary lobe pumps, the BLUEline Nova, with the high-tech pump available in six sizes and with flow rates of up to 110 m3/h. The German manufacturer promises not only excellent volumetric efficiency but also maximum choice of sealing systems. Boerger is well-known for its high-quality rotary […]
The New South Wales Government has announced $145 million in funding for the repair and upgrade of critical water and sewerage infrastructure damaged by floods across the Northern Rivers. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional New South Wales, Paul Toole, said work will include permanent repairs to water and sewerage systems that were damaged in the floods, as well as […]
It’s common to think of HDD drilling spreads in terms of rig size, but the true workhorse of the spread is in fact the mud pump – a high efficiency positive displacement piston pump. Without these pumps, the drilling fluid cannot be pumped into the bore to either jet drill or motor drill, the bore would not have any stability, […]
The winner of the Problem Accepted Solution Supplied (PASS) award has been announced by the Water Industry Operators Association of Australia (WIOA). TasWater Water Services Operator, Matthew Holz, is the second TasWater employee in a row to take out this award. The award, which provides an opportunity for water industry operational staff to share their innovations and solutions to others […]
Sydney Water provides water and wastewater services to the Sydney metropolitan, Illawarra and Blue Mountains regions. Its area of operations covers approximately 13,000km2 and comprises water and wastewater treatment facilities, distribution/collection network assets, and stormwater assets. In July 2020, Sydney Water launched its new infrastructure and delivery model – P4S: Partnering for Success – designed to simplify procurement, optimise value throughout […]
Construction tenders for Tasmania’s Don Irrigation Scheme project, valued at $29 million, are now closed, with the successful tenderer set to be announced soon. The project includes the laying of 67km of pipeline and construction of three pump stations. The irrigation scheme is set to deliver water to landowners in North-West Tasmania and future-proof the agriculture sector against drought and […]
The Somerset region now has a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant, with the $45 million upgrade to the region’s infrastructure complete, and the new plant capable of treating 1.5ML of wastewater every day from Lowood and Fernvale. The upgrade is Urban Utilities’ largest project in Queensland’s Somerset region to date, and also included the construction of two new wastewater pump stations […]
GF Piping Systems is kicking off its Solving water loss for life webcast series this November, to highlight the challenges of global water loss, water scarcity, and the solutions available to overcome it. The International Water Association estimates that 345 billion litres of water are lost by utilities worldwide every day. Climate change clashing with outdated infrastructures, missing knowledge about […]
Boerger has surprised the world of pumps with a new generation of its BLUEline rotary lobe pumps, the BLUEline Nova, with the high-tech pump available in six sizes and with flow rates of up to 110 m3 /h. The German manufacturer promises not only excellent volumetric efficiency but also maximum choice of sealing systems. Boerger is well-known for its high-quality […]
Greater Western Water has announced that its $20 million major water and sewer upgrades for Bacchus Marsh, and surrounding areas, have been completed. The works include an upgraded sewer pump station, a new sewer pipeline and two new water pipelines, with most of the projects completed in August 2021. Greater Western Water’s General Manager Growth and Infrastructure, Amanda Smith, said […]
TasWater will be using smoke testing in Sorell, Dunalley and Woodbridge in the near future, to help identify cracks and leaks in the sewerage network through the use of odourless smoke. Department Manager Asset Strategy and Performance, Matt Jordan, said a smoke testing blower will be used to release non‐toxic smoke into the system. “The odourless smoke will make its […]
Every day, AllightSykes is supporting businesses to deliver critical services toour communities. From civil through to marine, Australia to Ghana, you’ll find AllightSykes products everywhere. With over 50 years of innovative design and manufacturing of Australian-made equipment, AllightSykes has created pumps for the most challenging and diverse environments. AllightSykes pumps are regarded worldwide as one of the most efficient dewatering […]
NSW independent water regulator, the Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR), has discovered that whilst the majority of pumps 500mm and above are compliant, or on their way to compliance, with new metering regulations, some are still not fitted with an accurate meter. Statewide inspections by NRAR found that 45 per cent of affected pumps were still not fitted with an […]
Modec has been a provider and market leader of portable valve operating systems for many years. These systems are used across a broad spectrum of industry, and the water distribution sector has used Modec systems for many years to operate the underground valves that are part of these distribution systems. A key part of this service provision is maintaining the […]
The installation of a unique art sculpture and final planting of around 7,400 native plants marks the completion of work at SA Water’s wastewater pump station on Jervois Road in Murray Bridge, which has been given the Ngarrindjeri name of ‘Nankeri tapatawangk’, meaning ‘place of good water’. The landscape and architectural design of the pump station site focuses on sharing […]
At the end of last year, Bürkert Australia launched its online water show. Participating in a number of online events in 2020 led the team to investigate how they could develop a virtual exhibition stand to deliver key application models and support material in the absence of attending live events. In developing the stand, Marketing and Communications Manager, Pauline Boyd, […]
In January 2020, Coliban Water completed its $5 million Heathcote Sewer Scheme Project, enabling property owners to connect to the expanded sewer network. This project will help eliminate the use of on-site septic tanks, improving public health and protecting the environment. Manager Infrastructure, Corey Bourne, said the project ensures more of the Heathcote community has access to a safer and […]
At Kainton Corner, the booster pump station, in line with the Upper Paskeville water treatment and water pump station, feeds the entire water distribution network to the south of Yorke Peninsula in South Australia via the Arthurton water storage tanks located some 20km away. The challenge Having delivered great performance for decades, the asset had reached the end of its […]
Installation and maintenance of pumps within the water and wastewater industry comes with many challenges. Seal fatigue and breakdown inevitably leads to pump downtime, and with it the related substantial costs of labour and maintenance. Thankfully, advances in technology have brought proven solutions that can dramatically reduce seal installation time, pump maintenance and the likelihood of asset failure. While mechanical […]
There are two types of flow control used in pumping applications: real-time flow control and time-averaged flow control. Real-time variable flow control applications With this type of application, the flow or pressure constantly adjusts in response to changes in the system. Real-time variable flow control can be achieved using a flow control valve (throttling) or by using a variable speed […]
It is often believed that the start current of a motor under full voltage conditions depends on the driven load, but this is incorrect. The start current of the motor depends on the motor design, rotor speed and stator voltage from zero speed until full speed is reached. The load only influences the time taken for the motor to reach […]
The central Victorian town of Heathcote is beginning to reap the benefits from a $5 million scheme to improve the town’s wastewater services. The first stage of the $4.8 million upgrade to the Heathcote Water Treatment Plant (WTP) is now complete and the second stage of works has kicked off. Manager Infrastructure, Corey Bourne, said works completed at the WTP […]
Wodonga’s Sewage Treatment Plant in Victoria’s north will soon be powered by a 3MW solar farm as part of North East Water’s commitment to reduce its carbon footprint. Tenders are expected to be issued from August 2019 onwards for the multi-million dollar project to be built on corporation owned land between Old Barnawartha Road and the Hume Highway at West […]
Adelaide’s Largs North wastewater pump station is now better able to cope with increasing sewage volumes and pressure surges thanks to the completion of a $12 million upgrade to the facility and a new sewer main. On-site construction works began in April 2018 and involved a refurbishment of SA Water’s Largs North wastewater pump station and the installation of around […]
Coliban Water has committed to invest more than $15 million for upgrades to the Echuca region’s water and wastewater infrastructure over the next four years. Coliban Water Chairperson, Lucy Roffey, visited Echuca’s Water Treatment Plant to announce the funding commitment, which will be spent on a range of projects to meet the growing needs of residential, commercial and industrial customers […]
Adept Civil Group, which specialises in the supply and installation of water and sewerage drainage pipelines, pump stations and associated services in Victoria, utilised kwik-ZIP HD-75 spacers to protect and centralise an IPLEX DN150 Restrain TM pipe installation during the relocation of sewer for the multi-million dollar Chandler Highway Upgrade in Victoria. The kwik-ZIP HD75 spacers were selected and installed at […]
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