The Federal and Northern Territory Governments are investing millions into helping deliver essential services such as access to clean drinking water and reliable power to remote communities. A $17.5 million investment made by the Federal Government, with $9.1 million from the Northern Territory will see two critical projects built in two remote communities across the territory whilst $92.8 million is […]
In the quest for efficient and sustainable wastewater treatment, real-time monitoring of nutrients has emerged as a game-changer. By employing Eco Detection’s advanced technology, the multi-parameter Ion-Q+, and data analytics, wastewater treatment plants can now optimise their operations, reduce costs and minimise their environmental footprint. Here, we explore the benefits of real-time nutrient monitoring, shedding light on how Eco Detection’s […]
A reliable waste management service is critical to public health, and the facilities providing this service need to be dependable and durable. Headlined by the largest upgrade in recent memory for the state’s largest wastewater treatment facility, SA Water is taking steps to maintain reliable sewer services for years to come. With 28 wastewater treatment plants located across South Australia, […]
In the face of climate change and projected population growth, Melbourne’s water corporations have banded together to form Water for Life, a shared water plan that aims to balance the city’s water needs and secure supply for the next five decades. Developed by Greater Western Water, Melbourne Water, South East Water and Yarra Valley Water, this strategy aims to balance […]
South East Water has announced its $1.5 billion investment in major capital projects is officially underway, with contracts awarded to new industry partners. Victorian Minister for Water, Harriet Shing, announced that one of these contracts, the $72 million Dingley Recycled Water Scheme, has been awarded to ABK, which will kick off the partnership. Works have also been awarded to new […]
The contract has been awarded for the delivery of the Mardi Water Treatment Plant, a state-of-the-art facility, which is expected to be able to produce up to 160 million litres of clean water every day. Locally owned civil engineering contractor, Abergeldie Contractors, has been awarded the major project. The New South Wales Government’s Safe and Secure Water Program has invested […]
Shepparton’s Hawdon Street residents are now able to enjoy a more reliable water supply since the completion of the city’s 60-year-old water main replacement project. The new water main was constructed between Knight Street and Balaclava Road, stretching over 800m, providing residents along Hawdon Street and those in north Shepparton with better water reliability. The project was completed over three […]
Sydney Water has awarded a contract to deliver major upgrades worth $150 million to the Richmond Water Recycling Plant (WRP) to improve its wastewater network and provide circular economy benefits. BMD Constructions will deliver the project, which is expected to double the plant capacity. The contract includes upgrades to the 7km main that transfers flows from North Richmond to Richmond, […]
Barwon Water has announced it is expanding its program of sewer upgrades and repairs to protect the local environment and ensure the region’s network is reliable. Many sewer mains in the region are several decades old, with some more than 100 years old. They are vulnerable to damage from tree roots, and from rubbish and wipes flushed down toilets and […]
Unitywater has announced it will be investing $1.8 billion over the next five years to increase the reliability and quality of water and wastewater services and contribute to the liveability of south-east Queensland. Executive Manager Sustainable Infrastructure Solutions, Daniel Lambert, said the utility operates in one of the fastest growing areas in the country, and planning is taking place to […]
Urban Utilities has led a $5 million joint research project to help support sustainable population growth across regional and rural Australia by revolutionising wastewater treatment with supercharged, waste-eating algae. Urban Utilities spokesperson, Anna Hartley, said algae – which produce half the world’s oxygen – love to feed on nutrients found in wastewater, removing them naturally. “Algae might be tiny, but […]
Construction is well underway on Sydney Water’s new $37 million Liverpool Wastewater Pumping Station, which will provide essential water and wastewater services to an additional 21,000 dwellings in the rapidly expanding Liverpool CBD. Installation has completed of an 18-tonne cement roof, which marks a major milestone for the project. Sydney Water’s General Manager Asset Lifecycle, Paul Plowman, said it’s a […]
Townsville City Council has begun renewal of the essential underground wastewater trunk pipeline on Thuringowa Drive, which transports sewerage from Kirwan and surrounding areas to the Mount St John Sewerage Treatment Plant. Infrastructure Services Committee chairperson, Kurt Rehbein, said the works were part of Council’s ongoing commitment to providing reliable wastewater services to the Townsville community. “As a council we […]
Melbourne Water’s Hobsons Bay Main Sewer Upgrade has won Gold at the global Better Futures GOV Design Awards, held in New York, for its innovative design of the hoarding around the construction site at Scienceworks. Commissioned by Melbourne Water, together with delivery partner John Holland, and designed by GrowCreative, the hoarding creates a colourful and engaging communications platform to connect […]
By Ash Hamer, Major Projects Manager, Yarra Valley Water, and Australasian Society for Trenchless Technology’s Young Person of the Year 2022 The trenchless industry is an essential part of delivering infrastructure for Yarra Valley Water customers. Its assets (mainly sewer mains) have been getting larger and more complex over the past decade due to population growth. Here, Yarra Valley Water’s […]
Downer Water Services has launched a new initiative to drive recruitment to help support its upcoming pipeline of work across Australia’s East Coast. The digital campaign features employees working across the full gamut of careers within the Water Services team and includes short videos designed at sharing their unique perspective and experiences of working at Downer. Downer Water Services General […]
The $3.5 million water and sewerage upgrade in Nelligen has begun, with work on new pumping stations, transfer pipelines, and two new 880KL water reservoirs underway, getting residents closer to reticulated water access. New South Wales Minister for Water, Rose Jackson, said the Nelligen Water Supply and Sewerage Scheme will take 160 residents off rainwater and septic tanks thanks to […]
When examining a Smart Water Metering (SWM) project, the initial focus is often the smart meter, communications and meter management software. However, Taggle Systems has found long-term project and business success is driven by other considerations. Sure, within a SWM project the meter metrology, battery life, telemetry and ultimately the data delivery by the Meter Data Management Systems (MDMS) are […]
Aging infrastructure and rising sewerage temperatures pose increasing risks for corrosion of concrete sewerage pipes around the world. Failing pipes are a significant threat to utility operations, public health and the environment. However, there could soon be a solution. Professor in Structural Engineering at the University of South Australia STEM, Yan Zhuge, is leading a project focused on a self-healing […]
Over 100 years since its inception, Brisbane’s S1 Main Sewer underwent an ambitious seven-year upgrade. By harnessing the power of innovation, Urban Utilities and its delivery partner, Interflow, have given new life to a hidden but essential piece of infrastructure. Deep under Brisbane’s bustling CBD lies the city’s oldest and largest sewer pipeline. Averaging 1.5m in diameter, the S1 Main […]
Gippsland Water’s latest $3 million project sees the utility switching on more than 2,000 solar panels at its largest wastewater treatment plant, the Gippsland Water Factory in Morwell. The site treats 20 million litres of wastewater from nine towns and major industries each day, servicing the needs of more than 48,000 customers and 300 local businesses. The latest solar panel […]
With a growing population, a changing climate and the desire to improve the liveability of South East Queensland front of mind, Unitywater has harnessed the power of science, technology and Mother Nature to implement key infrastructure projects that will help reduce the utility’s operating footprint. Unitywater Executive Manager Sustainable Infrastructure Solutions, Daniel Lambert, expands on some of the projects and […]
Water Corporation has finished construction of a permanent wastewater main in Fitzroy Crossing, as part of flood recovery efforts. The previous pipeline attached to the Fitzroy River Bridge was damaged during a one-in-100-year flood event following ex-Tropical Cyclone Ellie. In February 2023, Water Corporation installed a temporary main to transfer the town’s wastewater from the western side of the river […]
SA Water has started works on a project to install approximately 1,220m of new water main at Alford, as part of the utility’s efforts to improve water services for regional South Australia. The pipe, which is being laid beneath Bute Road, is among 47,000m of water mains going into the ground as part of SA Water’s four-year, $155 million water […]
By Ryan Collins & Kareen Moraes, Graduate Engineers from Greater Western Water On 23 February, 2023, 180 people from across the water industry joined together for the second SWAN Asia-Pacific Alliance Workshop in Melbourne. SWAN – the Smart Water Networks Forum – is the leading global hub for the smart water sector. The event drew in utility and industry experts […]
The key to Australian water utilities dealing with the impacts of climate change is the use of innovative technology in water and wastewater treatment and management. Procuring the right technology for your utility’s specific operations is essential to bring sustainability and innovation goals from ideas to reality. By introducing sustainable management strategies into an asset’s entire lifecycle, utilities can ensure […]
One key component of the water treatment process is the disinfection of water, which is often achieved through the use of sodium hypochlorite. 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 […]
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