The Victorian Government has announced that it will be investing $711 million in the modernisation of Melbourne’s Western Treatment Plant, to ensure that it continues to meet the needs of the city’s growing population for generations. Victorian Minister for Water, Harriet Shing, announced the start of works on a new Resource Recovery and Re-Use Complex – the first major milestone […]
More than 310 cubic metres of concrete was poured into the steel-lined base to create the foundation of the inlet as SA Water’s $64 million Bolivar WasteWater Treatment Plant progresses. The concrete pour involved the coordination of around 50 mixing trucks across the complex 15-hour task. Bolivar’s new inlet will significantly increase the plant’s capacity to receive and process sewage […]
SA Water is set to begin rehabilitation works on the Finger Point Wastewater Treatment Plant’s outfall pipe before the end of February, whilst keeping services running for the Mount Gambier community with a bypass pipeline. Operating reliably for more than 50 years, the plant’s 400mm-diameter pipe will be relined with a PVC liner to create a new internal surface and […]
Non-destructive testing equipment refers to an array of inspection techniques that allow operators to gain information about an asset, system or component without damaging it. In the utility industry, non-destructive testing equipment is regularly used to provide valuable insights into critical infrastructure when treading carefully is of the utmost importance. When it comes to inspection, testing and non-destructive testing (NDT) […]
Industrial air blowers are used in everything from food or mineral processing facilities to sewerage and water treatment plants, but regardless of the application, it’s essential to choose a solution that can do the job in the most efficient manner possible. Among centrifugal compressors and blowers, single stage solutions are on average 20–29 per cent more efficient than multistage. This […]
The Yan Yean Reservoir in Melbourne’s north – the first reservoir built to service Melbourne and surrounds – is celebrating 170 years of operation. The turning of Yan Yean Reservoir’s first sod took place on 20 December 1853. Prior to this, Melburnians drew their drinking water supply from the Yarra River – a waterway that was also colloquially named ‘Yarra […]
In response to water security concerns in the remote First Nations community of Laramba, Power and Water Corporation delivered a new water treatment plant to address the urgent need to improve water services in remote Aboriginal communities. Located some 200 km North-west of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory, the remote community of Laramba has long faced the challenge of […]
Water quality is a critical factor for human well-being, environmental sustainability, agricultural prosperity, and the overall appeal of water bodies. Because our drinking water is ultimately sourced from the environment, it is necessary to eliminate impurities and ensure that the water conforms to the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. In Australia, addressing diverse challenges such as drought, salinity, bushfires, floods, aging […]
Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) and Torres Cape Indigenous Council Alliance (TCICA) have signed an MoU designed to provide access for councils to exchange knowledge, best practice and learning, and continue to develop new pathways for skills programs that have been running across First Nations communities. TCICA Chair and Mayor of Kowanyama, Robbie Sands, TCICA Executive Officer Michael Miller, […]
Water Corporation has announced that work is underway to identify a new drinking water source at Exmouth, Western Australia. Water Corporation said potential options include sustainable groundwater sources south of Exmouth, a small-scale seawater desalination plant, or a combination of both sources. The new water source is designed to support the continued development and prosperity of one of Australia’s tourism […]
In the dynamic world of water supply management, pressure transient monitoring stands out as a pivotal tool for maintaining the integrity and efficiency of water networks. This innovative approach serves not only to enhance the longevity of water supply assets but also to significantly uplift community experiences by ensuring reliable and uninterrupted water supply. Locating the source of transients One […]
With more than 85 years’ experience, Iplex has established itself as a leading provider of water solutions in Australia. The Iplex commitment to collaboration, expertise and innovation have made them a trusted partner with water authorities and within civil, irrigation and plumbing markets. Iplex has positioned itself at the forefront of pipeline innovation. Their product portfolio is a testament to […]
Interflow’s long-term commitment to WaterAid Australia is providing clean water and sanitation to those who need it most. WaterAid Australia is part of a global organisation that enables the world’s poorest people to gain access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene, allowing them to unlock their potential. WaterAid Australia’s Corporate Partnerships Manager, Mark Trembath, said, “WaterAid’s work is […]
Disinfection of water is a key component of water treatment, and sodium hypochlorite is a common and effective choice for this process. However, although it is a powerful disinfectant, it is also highly reactive. This article explores how sodium hypochlorite is used in water treatment plants, best practices for storing it, and guidelines for safe handling. Sodium hypochlorite (NaCIO) is […]
By Sze-Fei Peng, Principal Environmental Engineer/Sector Lead – Waste & Resource Recovery, Tonkin + Taylor In a Victorian first, Melbourne’s Clarke Road metropolitan closed landfill site is set to be transformed into a utility-scale renewable energy facility. In preparation for this new infrastructure, the property owner collaborated with Tonkin + Taylor (T+T) and Chadwick Geotechnics to repurpose the site and […]
In an effort to extend the lifespan of its pipelines and protect the environment from harmful spills, Barwon Water is investing $50 million over the next five years on upgrades and repairs to its sewer system, spanning Geelong, the Colac Otway Shire, Surf Coast, and the Bellarine. Barwon Water Managing Director, Shaun Cumming, said the significant program was part of […]
Central Coast Council said construction has commenced on essential water and sewer infrastructure works in the Gosford CBD to help cater to the growing needs of the city. Council said its Water and Sewer department is working with contractors to complete an extensive works program to ensure that is water and sewer infrastructure is reliable now and in the future. […]
Power and Water has completed a renewal of the Tiwi Sewerage Pump Station as part of its Sewerage Pump Station Renewal Project. The project works included refurbishment of the pump station building, electrical upgrades and fabrication and installation of new pipework infrastructure. The next stage of the project is the renewal of the Mindil Beach Sewerage Pump Station, with work […]
TasWater has commenced work on the next stage of Launceston’s new sewer pipeline project, with residents advised to expect an increase in activity around Kings Park and some bright new artwork. The project is part of the Tamar Estuary River Health Action Plan (TERHAP), which is set to deliver new sewerage infrastructure to the city to improve the health of […]
Work has begun on a $238.5 million upgrade to Water Corporation’s Woodman Point Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF), Western Australia’s largest water resource recovery facility. Located in Munster, the facility collects and safely treats 150 million litres of wastewater daily, from around 900,000 homes and businesses in Perth’s southern suburbs. Water Corporation said the upgrades will set a new benchmark […]
The Wauchope Treatment Plant has undergone a $5.5 million upgrade, including the completion of a new $1.7 million chlorine dosing facility. The upgrades are set to make the region more drought resilient and to secure water during dry times. The facility will boost the plant’s ability to treat water after storms and heavy rainfall events where quality is compromised by […]
The Victorian Government has announced that early works are underway on the Dingley Recycled Water Scheme, which is set to deliver an additional 1.8GL of recycled water for communities and local businesses each year. Member for Clarinda, Meng Heang Tak, launched the works on the $72 million integrated water management project with South East Water and stage one works delivery […]
GWMWater has announced it will extend its sewerage network to Green Hill Lake, east of Ararat, in order to service a new residential development in the area. A tender has been awarded to S&R Engineering and Construction for the construction of a gravity sewer main to service the new estate. GWMWater Managing Director, Mark Williams, said the construction of the […]
$600 million of sewage treatment upgrades are in the pipeline for City of Gold Coast, including a $160 million upgrade to expand the Coombabah Sewage Treatment Plant’s total capacity by 30 per cent to service an additional 140,000 people. The City of Gold Coast Mayor, Tom Tate, said that the $160 million upgrades ensure that the Coombabah Sewage Treatment Plant […]
The Queensland Government has announced that a pilot water treatment plant is under construction downstream of Wyaralong Dam, as part of a project to connect the dam to the SEQ Water Grid. The project, which was outlined in the government’s Water Security Program 2023, is designed to bolster South East Queenslanders’ water security to cater for the region’s growing population. […]
The Western Australia State Government has announced it will provide $2.8 billion to secure the Alkimos Seawater Desalination Plant, Perth’s next major source of drinking water. Site works have now begun at the location for the future 100-billion-litre seawater desalination plant, heralding a significant milestone in its delivery. The new plant, supported using the state budget surplus, is set to […]
Urban Utilities is celebrating 100 years of one of the city’s most important pieces of essential infrastructure, the Luggage Point Sewage Treatment Plant. The world-class facility – today known as the Luggage Point Resource Recovery Centre – was officially opened on 23 November 1923. Urban Utilities Chief Executive Officer, Paul Arnold, said the plant was well ahead of its time […]
Melbourne Water has completed a pilot program using digital twin technology that facilitates the prediction of recycled water quality. The pilot program found that the digital twin technology had an accuracy rate of 75 per cent and has been used to forecast recycled water quality up to 48 hours in advance, providing valuable insights for water management and ensuring the […]
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