Residents in Hyden (WA) will soon have access to an innovative wastewater disposal system that will reduce the potential health and environmental impact associated with the use of septic tanks. WA Water Minister Mia Davies recently visited a home being connected to Western Australia’s first Septic Tank Effluent Disposal (STED) system – a $5.8million scheme made possible with $4.89million from […]
Queensland Urban Utilities is preparing for growth in Rosewood by building a $3.5 million sewage pump station. The new pump station on Ipswich-Rosewood Rd will replace the existing one on School St, ensuring the community receives reliable sewerage services now and into the future. Queensland Urban Utilities CEO, Louise Dudley, said the local population is predicted to more than double […]
The Queensland Water Directorate has announced that new guidelines and model operating conditions for ERA 63 (Sewage Treatment) have been approved and released by the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (DEHP). The documents are now available on the business and industry portal. This release comes after a significant period of negotiation with DEHP through the qldwater Expert Panel for ERA 63. […]
Sydney Water has begun planning for a $5 million renewal project on a wastewater pumping station located at the rear of Cabramatta Rugby Leagues Club, NSW. This follows a meeting with the Club where members raised concerns about the station in relation to aesthetics, contamination and other safety risks. In all its operations, Sydney Water takes the safety of the community […]
The new Great Western sewerage scheme has begun providing homes in Great Western (VIC) with a safe and efficient method of disposing of waste. Officially opening the scheme with Nationals candidate for Ripon Scott Turner at Seppelts Winery, Victorian Minster for Water Peter Walsh said an existing wastewater treatment plant owned by the winery had been modified to handle the […]
Westernport Water invites tenders from suitably qualified organisations for the design, supply and installation of an electrical switchboard at one of its sewerage pump stations on Phillip Island, VIC. A mandatory pre-tender site inspection will be held on site at 10am, 9 April 2014. Pre-registration is required, contact Mick Wyzenbeek (03) 5956 4160 or email: [email protected] Submissions close: 4:00PM AEST, Wednesday the 23rd […]
The towns of Bargo and Buxton in NSW are set to receive an upgraded wastewater service this year, under Sydney Water’s Priority Sewerage Program. Bargo and Buxton will receive a pressure sewerage system that works by collecting wastewater in a small tank installed on each property. Wastewater will then be transferred via a 14km transfer main to the existing wastewater […]
Queensland Urban Utilities has announced that it will be investing $292 million in water and sewerage assets throughout 2014/15. The capital expenditure program will include 108 infrastructure projects across the company’s five service regions – Brisbane, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset. Queensland Urban Utilities CEO, Louise Dudley, said a key focus of the capital works program was building […]
Septic tanks have become a thing of the past for the first customers connected to the $8.2m Lauderdale Sewerage Scheme which has just begun in TAS. The sewerage system is now operational in central Lauderdale, with property owners who opted to connect to the scheme now able to switch from septic tanks and onsite systems to a reticulated sewerage service. […]
A number of sewer and water infrastructure projects are among those that will receive grants through Round 2 of the QLD Government’s Royalties for the Regions program. Royalties for the Regions aims to support resource projects throughout regional QLD by providing local councils with grants to undertake vital infrastructure and improvement works. Over a four year period, starting in 2012, […]
Gippsland Water has announced that it will be undertaking refurbishment works on the historic Sale (VIC) water treatment plant. The equipment and water treatment infrastructure will be upgraded while maintaining the Heritage listing of the 1934 built building. Svetla Petkova of Gippsland Water said the time has come to replace some aging infrastructure and plan for the future. “We are […]
GWMWater is currently seeking tenders from suitably qualified contractors for the supply of pressure sewerage pump systems with SCADA capability for 220 single pump systems and 8 dual pump systems for the Rupanyup Pressure Sewer System, VIC. Submissions close: 5 February 2014. For further information or application details see the tender webpage.
By Paul Patrick, Yarra Valley Water Fast growing urban areas present a challenge for water utilities. Often located on the city fringe, they can be remote from existing infrastructure. Yarra Valley Water outlines the future planning they undertake to ensure they keep up with this growth. Background The existing townships of Mernda and Doreen are located approximately 30 kilometres northeast […]
Local Government Infrastructure Services Pty Ltd, Qld is currently seeking suitably qualified contractors for works including the construction of an upgrade to the Kingaroy Wastewater Treatment Plants at Kingaroy in the South Burnett. The council will shortlist from the Expressions of Interest and send a Request for Tenders to this shortlist. Submissions close: 4:30 PM Brisbane time, Thursday the 19th of […]
The Gold Coast City Council, Qld wishes to appoint a suitably experienced and resourced contractor to design and replace three switchboards at the Elanora Sewage Treatment Plant. A supplier briefing will be held on Tuesday 3 December 2013 at 10am at the site, Tallebugera Drive, Elanora. Submissions close: 11:00 AM Brisbane time, 18 December 2013 Additional information and application details can […]
The Rural City of Murray Bridge, SA is currently seeking offers from suitably qualified contractors for the early contractor involvement for pump stations, mechanical, electrical and controls. Submissions close: 3:00 PM Adelaide time, 10 December 2013 Additional information and application details can be found on the tender webpage.
Victorian Minister for Water Peter Walsh and Member for Carrum MP Donna Bauer have today announced the completion of a project to reduce odour and noise at a sewage pump station in Bonbeach. Mr Walsh said Melbourne Water’s Bondi Road sewerage pumping station upgrade includes a new air treatment facility and state of the art mechanical and electrical equipment. “The […]
Queensland Urban Utilities is seeking offers from suitably qualified contractors to undertake the construction of a series of pump station bypasses in South East Queensland. Submissions close: 12:00pm Brisbane time on Tuesday December 3, 2013. More information and application details can be found here.
The $10.4 million upgrade to the Smeaton Grange wastewater system in Sydney’s South West is almost complete. Local Member for Camden, Chris Patterson recently visited the Sydney Water Smeaton Grange wastewater pumping station and inspected the directional drilling work under Fairwater Drive for the new wastewater pressure main. “This work is vital to supporting the long term population growth expected […]
The WA state government has announced a number of updates regarding its infill sewerage program, which involves the installation of systems of buried pipes and pumps in residential areas to carry wastewater to wastewater treatment plants for safe processing and disposal. The Esperance infill sewerage project is now complete, with 261 residential lots now able to connect to the central […]
Aquatec Maxcon is progressing with the first stage of a two stage project to upgrade the High Lift Pump Station located at Glenmore Water Treatment Plant, following the recent award of the contract by Rockhampton Regional Council. Stage One involves a complete overhaul of the pumping station’s electrical equipment. This includes the current switchboard, transformers, cables, switch gear and programmable […]
Sydney Water is currently spending more than $800,000 on wastewater infrastructure across the Parramatta area. The comprehensive work will take place in Westmead, Parramatta, Ermington, Rydalmere, and Wentworthville. The work was welcomed by Member for Parramatta, Dr Geoff Lee. “This is important investment in the delivery of essential services to our community,” Dr Lee said. “This work will improve the […]
Upgrades and renewals to Jindabyne’s Sewerage Treatment Plant, Jindabyne Sewerage Pump Station and the Tyrolean Pump Station have now been completed after eighteen months of construction. The construction of the three projects commenced in January 2012 at a total cost of $3.8 million and was fully funded by Snowy River Shire Council. General Manager, Mr Joseph Vescio advised “These works […]
By Milan Rubcic, Sydney Water A typical wastewater system may comprise of a network of sewers and sewage pumping stations (SPS) that collect and transport sewage from where it is generated to a wastewater treatment plant for treatment. Wherever possible, the wastewater system should be designed to maximise the use of gravity to convey the sewage. Gravity wastewater systems do […]
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