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East Gippsland Water will receive three of Western Water’s ‘Siltbuster’ clarifier machines, designed to remove sediment from water, to assist operations in areas affected by bushfires.

Combined, the clarifiers are capable of processing 108,000 litres of contaminated water an hour. They are a vital addition to treating water sources with high levels of sediment, prior to the water entering a water treatment plant to produce drinking water.    

The units were not in active service, so are available for immediate delivery to East Gippsland Water. Western Water staff are also available to help install, commission and operate the machines if required.

South East Water, based in Frankston, is coordinating bushfire aid on behalf of the Victorian water industry to water corporations in impacted regions across the state.

Providing the filtering equipment is in addition to the many individual efforts Western Water and its employees are making to support Victorians during the current fire season.

Charlotte Pordage is Editor of Utility magazine, a position she has held since November 2018. She joined the team as an Associate Editor in October 2017, after sharpening her writing and editing skills across a range of print and digital publications. Charlotte graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London, in 2011 with joint honours in English and Latin. When she's not putting together Australia's only dedicated utility magazine, she can usually be found riding her horse or curled up with a good book.

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