When the Northern Beaches Council needed a seawater pump to fill and flush its beachside pool at Freshwater, it bought a Tsurumi cast 316 stainless steel submersible. The council has been using Tsurumi SFQ series pumps to circulate the water in their pristine pools for many years. “There are a number of these submersibles installed in various pools on the […]
If supplying power for an electric pump is not practical, the alternative is a traditional engine drive “trashy”. When faced with this scenario, there are two options: a wet prime pump, where water is added to the pump chamber to prime the unit, or a dry prime pump which uses a vacuum pump or compressor to assist with priming. The […]
SA Water’s new 13m-high, 12.1 tonne bio-trickling filter has been safely and successfully lifted into place as part of a $2 million-plus project to combat odour at the Port Adelaide Wastewater Pump Station. South Australian contractor Waternish Engineering began upgrade works in May 2018, which has seen three smaller bio-filter vessels installed, and work undertaken to prepare the site for […]
Water usage globally is doubling every 20 years. It is therefore unsurprising that wastewater facilities have evolved from waste disposal systems to resource recovery systems with an industry-wide drive to reclaim and reuse. As the demand for water increases in Australia, so has pressure on facilities to have reliable backup power systems to ensure a continuous and safe supply. Like […]
Energy costs can be a major drain on the operation budgets of water utilities, but smart digital network management tools can deliver real impact on the bottom line. SUEZ’s proven AQUADVANCED® Energy technology targets cost savings while powering significant gains in energy efficiency and water quality. AQUADVANCED® Energy is a unique real-time optimisation system for water distribution networks. It schedules […]
Power and Water are conducting two research trials at the Leanyer Sanderson Waste Stabilisation Ponds (WSPs) as part of the Continuous Improvement Program to reduce odours. The first trial is focused on trialling a biological additive, which operates much like the probiotic drinks people consume in that it adds good bacteria to the water. The additive is being trialled to […]
Quantum Filtration Medium (Quantum) conducted a series of site visits to assess options for upgrading the water treatment plant (WTP) supplying the Kuala Langat Power Plant (KLPP) in Malaysia. The goal was to highlight low-cost options with a low impact on plant serviceability, while increasing the WTP’s performance, efficiency, reliability and ability to cope with the seasonal load changes experienced […]
As the south west corner of Western Australia continues to have hotter summers and low rainfall, Water Corporation is seeking new ways to secure climate-resilient water sources. The utility has embarked on an expansion of its $262 million Groundwater Replenishment Scheme — the first full-scale scheme in Australia — which will see 28 billion litres of water per year pumped […]
Work has begun on SA Water’s $2 million-plus upgrade to improve odour control at Port Adelaide Wastewater Pump Station with local contractor Waternish Constructions mobilising workers and equipment to the project site in West Lakes. Setting up the Australian-made system will take six months and use three-stage odour control technology to give local residents a long-term fix for sewage smells […]
Gunnedah’s Wastewater Management Facility has undergone an $8.1 million major remodel to future-proof Gunnedah’s sewerage treatment works until 2038. Gunnedah Shire Council secured $1.98 million in funding from the NSW Government’s Restart NSW Resources for Regions Program for the project, and allocated the remaining funds from its own budget for the works. Member for Tamworth, Kevin Anderson, and Gunnedah Shire […]
The Victorian Government is calling for expressions of interest to investigate the viability of using pumped hydro to store electricity in Bendigo’s empty mineshafts. A pre-feasibility study co-funded by the Victorian Government and City of Greater Bendigo has proven it’s technically feasible and economically viable to store renewable energy using Bendigo’s empty mineshafts. The study investigated the viability of using […]
Specialist power and water consulting firm Entura has been engaged by Hydro Tasmania to develop a practical atlas of pumped hydro energy storage opportunities to support development of dispatchable renewable energy generation. The atlas has already been applied to inform and enable Hydro Tasmania to shortlist potential pumped hydro sites for the Battery of the Nation program in Tasmania. Completed […]
TasWater will install new sewerage infrastructure on its systems to support the expansion of the Fonterra manufacturing plant in Wynyard. The works includes upgrades to the pump station as well as a new sewage rising main servicing the Fonterra plant. TasWater has begun construction on five kilometres of new rising sewer main from the Fonterra facility directly to the Wynyard […]
Ensuring safe, reliable drinking water each time Sydney’s ever-growing population turns on a tap is a significant and evolving challenge. SUEZ’s Prospect Water Filtration Plant is on the frontline in meeting this essential need. The Prospect Water Filtration Plant in Sydney’s west is one of the largest potable water contact filtration facilities in the world. For more than two decades it has […]
Construction will soon begin on a new $52 million wastewater facility in Murray Bridge, South Australia. John Holland has been contracted to carry out the work which includes the construction of a new underground pipeline connecting the plant to the township, new pumping stations along the pipeline route, and the gradual decommissioning of the existing treatment plant adjacent to the […]
Queensland Urban Utilities will begin construction on a new $20 million state-of-the-art sewage treatment plant in Lowood in early 2018. The new treatment plant will service the Lowood and Fernvale areas to cater for population growth. Queensland Urban Utilities spokesperson Michelle Cull said the plant was its biggest capital works project in the Somerset region to date. “The new treatment plant will cater […]
Australia’s oldest major irrigation structure has been awarded international heritage status. The Goulburn Weir, which has been heralded as an engineering marvel of its time, has been awarded with the international title of world heritage status. The structure was completed in 1891 and, under the management of Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW), continues to supply properties in the Shepparton and Central Goulburn […]
SA Water will install new odour control equipment at the Port Adelaide Wastewater Pump Station in West Lakes. The odour management system will provide a long-term, permanent solution to minimise odours from the natural by-products of sewage that have emanated from the pump station. A tender for the new system will soon be issued, with the replacement work planned to […]
Fraser Coast Regional Council (QLD) is seeking tenders to construct a new sewer pump station on Woods Rd, Nikenbah close to the junction with Chapel Rd. Works include: Supply all labour, materials and equipment Construct 3.6m diameter eight meter deep concrete reinforced wet well, including vent pole and associated structure Install 1.8 mdiameter overflow MH & DN450 OPVC overflow pipework […]
Hydroflux is playing a small but vital role in the operation of the Luggage Point Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). The plant is part of the Western Corridor Recycled Water (WCRW) Project – one of the largest recycled water schemes in Australia. “High performance sludge thickening is a key process in producing biogas from sewage sludge,” says John Koumoukelis, a Director […]
Wannon Water has proposed the construction of two intermittently decanted extended aeration (IDEA) tanks to increase the capacity of its Warrnambool Sewage Treatment Plant to cater for future investment and growth across the district. The IDEA tanks are planned for construction on the northern side of the facility to supplement the four existing tanks. The project, estimated to cost between […]
Tasmanian Irrigation (TAS) is seeking expressions of interest for the construction of the Scottsdale Irrigation Scheme located in the north east of the state. The scheme will be tendered as contracts for either each; or a combination of some or all of, the following construction activities: Dam and associated works Camden pipeline, pump station, power station, powerlines and associated works […]
Toowoomba Regional Council (QLD) is seeking expressions of interest for the design, supply, fabrication and installation of the replacement of both pump sets, including all associated mechanical, civil and electrical work, at Council’s Perseverance Dam Raw Water Pumping Station. The proposed duty of the replacement pumps is 550 L/s at an average head of 316m. Submissions to tender close 11 […]
SA Water has completed a $9.8 million upgrade of Victor Harbor’s sewer network, which will help cater for new residential and community developments. Work began in late 2016 and involved the installation of approximately six kilometres of underground sewer mains and three new pump stations. Minister for Water and the River Murray, Ian Hunter, said, “It’s vital that we continue […]
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