Power and Water Corporation (NT) is partnering with water treatment specialist Degrémont and construction company Goodline, to provide improved drinking water outcomes for the rural township of Adelaide River.
“The residents of Adelaide River depend on a series of bores for their water supply and while this water meets Australian Drinking Water Guidelines, it does contain levels of manganese and iron which can be unpleasant tasting and cause discolouration of laundry,” Water Services General Manager Neil Rickard said.
“The new Australian-first water biological filtration process will remove iron and manganese from the water.
“This will improve the taste, colour and appearance of the water as well as provide a more reliable and secure water supply.
“Residents will enjoy better tasting water and washing free of discolouration.
“The biological water treatment plant is also a more sustainable and cost effective method of treating bore water than the usual traditional physical-chemical reaction process.”
The new Adelaide River water supply system will service the population of around 300 residents, supplying up to 1.1 mega litres of improved drinking water per day in peak demand.
Mr Rickard said that Power and Water Corporation is pleased to be working with Degrémont and Goodline to provide improved water aesthetics for the Adelaide River community.