Water & wastewater

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WaterNSW advises monitoring pumping infrastructure

WaterNSW has advised some customers to monitor their pumping infrastructure, particularly water intakes and suction lines, due to fluctuating water levels in the Lachlan River. Changing releases from Wyangala Dam and Lake Brewster are causing river levels and flow rates in the Lachlan river to decrease, while areas between Wyangala Dam and Cowra may experience […]

Expansion of Tasmanian Hydro system

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced the expansion of the Tasmanian Hydro System to provide affordable, reliable electricity as the state moves towards a lower emissions future. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will work with Hydro Tasmania on feasibility studies to assess several new pumped hydro energy storage schemes that could deliver up to […]

Tender: construction of water and sewerage workshop

The Whitsunday Regional Council (QLD) is seeking tenders for the construction of new facilities at the Water Treatment Plant, Crystal Brook Road, Proserpine. Designs have been completed for the new facilities allowing for: New plumbers shed, 25m x 12m New fitters shed with office and Scada room (24m x 8m) New ablution facilities and smoko […]

Tender: Design and Construction of On Site Pressure Sewer System

Barwon Water (VIC) is seeking tenders for the design and construction of onsite pressure sewer systems. Submissions to tender close 17 May 2017.

Tender: valve maintenance and repair services

Hunter Water (NSW) is seeking tenders for valve maintenance and repair services for a three year period with 2×1 year extension options. This service is used to support Hunter Water Corporation’s Electrical Mechanical Maintenance Group to allow greater flexibility in meeting the valve maintenance and emergency response requirements of the business. Submissions to tender close […]

Selecting the correct sewage pump impeller

by Joe Evans, Pump Ed 101 The selection of an impeller for a sewage pump application has a significant effect on the efficiency, maintenance, and reliability of the pump. So, how should you determine which impeller is the suitable choice for your application? One way to differentiate between the various sewage pump impellers available is […]

Four reasons to start using Shakti solar water pumps

by Anshul Gupta, National Sales Manager – Australia, Shakti Pumps Technological advances towards more efficient and environmentally conscious solutions have reached almost all strata of human habitation, including the oldest human profession; farming. In this article, Mr Gupta discusses Shakti solar water pumps and why you should be using them. Shakti solar water pumps are […]

New infrastructure funding opportunity for irrigators

Funding is now open for round 12 of the Queensland Government’s Healthy Headwaters Water Use Efficiency project (HHWUE) which provides funding for on-farm infrastructure to increase water efficiency. Key changes to the guidelines in round 12 are project timing requirements and the ability to offer water from different locations. Project timing is critical as the […]

Brown Brothers strengthens partnership with Layne Bowler vertical turbine pumps

Layne Bowler’s history can be traced back to 1882, when the inventor Mahlon Layne drilled his first well and found himself in need of a pump to deliver the water from the well. He understood that the pump he required would need to be different from all existing pumps of that time. In 1903, Mahlon […]

Innovative solution to sewage pump station upgrade

The asset owner at the Mount Piper Power Station, Mr Rainer Scheurer, was looking for a solution to the maintenance issues associated with his submersible sewage pump stations on the site. The problems were many and varied, including lifting chains breaking, pumps becoming stuck on their guide rails, as well as general reliability issues. Even […]


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