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Water recycling plant contract awarded

The Western Government has awarded a joint venture the contract for stage two of the Groundwater Replenishment Scheme in Craigie. Minister for Water, Dave Kelly, said a joint venture between local engineering firm Clough and French waste management giant SUEZ was awarded the contract to complete stage two of the expansion. The Advanced Water Recycling […]

Murray Irrigation commissions modernisation project

Murray Irrigation received $162 million from the Australian Government to commission a modernisation program that will transition the irrigation system from manual to predominantly automatic. The not-for-profit company’s Private Irrigation Infrastructure Operators Program (PIIOP) spans its entire footprint and involves the upgrade of more than 3,400 structures comprising 2,100 outlets and 1,300 regulators. The project […]

Reducing costs with DAF pumps

By using a German built EDUR DAF pump, businesses with wastewater treatment systems can save on capital cost, as well as energy and maintenance costs. According to EDUR pump distributor, Hydro Innovations, a single DAF pump can replace the entire air bubble system on Dissolved Air Floatation (DAF) plants. Its EDUR® multiphase pumps draw in […]

Victorian pump station awarded heritage status

The Psyche Bend Pumping Station in Irymple, Victoria has been recognised by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Engineering Heritage Australia. ASCE has given the site one of its international markers while Engineering Heritage Australia has given the site a commemorative plaque. ASCE’s Historic Civil Engineering Landmark Program recognises historically significant local, national, and […]

Celebrating WIOA’s newest life member

The Water Industry Operator Association of Australia (WIOA) has just appointed its seventh Life Member in 44 years of operation. Newest Life Member, Peter Tolsher from North East Water talks about his 16 years of service with WIOA and highlights the importance of recognition and the sharing of information in the water industry. As part […]

$15 million wastewater treatment plant works begin

Work has begun on a new $15 million wastewater treatment plant in Cherbourg which includes new pump station infrastructure and irrigation system for one of Queensland’s largest indigenous communities. Stage one of the wastewater infrastructure project began with earthworks for a series of ponds on a site away from the township entrance and homes. Stage […]

Draft residential HVAC system standards released

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) and Standards Australia have released a draft version of Residential climate control systems – Minimum applications and requirements for energy efficiency, performance and comfort criteria for public comment. Standards Australia CEO, Dr Bronwyn Evans, says the standard was prepared by the Joint Standards Australia/Standards New […]

New advanced pump system for solids handling

Gorman-Rupp, the world leader in solids handling self-priming centrifugal pumps, has released the most advanced pump for handling solids laden liquids.   Called the ERADICATOR™ Solids Management System, the technology is said to be ideal for the new challenges for solids handling pumps, including the handling of stringy solids such as wet wipes and rags […]

Focus on burner valves at ISO/TC 161

On September 25-29 the ISO/TC 161 was held in Finland where leading stakeholders, authorities and industrial companies gathering to discuss the safety and reliability of burner valves. The biennial meeting is important for international standardisation as it gathers stakeholders from all over the world to assess and develop the standards, and finally to reach worldwide […]

Screening solution helps irrigate sporting fields and parklands

As part of the upgrade of the Goulburn Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in New South Wales, Hydroflux Huber is installing advanced screening technology to protect a state-of-the-art membrane bioreactor (MBR) process that will produce a high-quality effluent for reuse for irrigation on sporting fields and parklands. The upgrade, which is being led by Haslin Constructions, […]


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