Water & wastewater

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Springvale Water Treatment project receives approval

The New South Wales Planning Assessment Commission has approved the Springvale Water Treatment Project, which proposes to pump water from Springvale Colliery to Mount Piper Power Station where it will be treated and used in the electricity generation process. The Springvale Water Treatment Plant will remove Centennial Coal’s toxic pollution from the Coxs River that […]

Pumped hydro sites identified in SA

Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have identified 185 sites in South Australia potentially suitable for pumped hydro storage. In light of Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel’s final report on the review of the electricity market’s security, Professor Andrew Blakers, the study’s lead researcher from the ANU Research School of Engineering, said the new […]

Wastewater upgrades for the City of Armadale

Water Corporation has completed a $12 million wastewater upgrade project in the City of Armadale, in Perth’s southeast, providing residents with access to a new wastewater main and pump station. The project involved the construction of 2.9km of wastewater main from Forrest Road in Hilbert, along Eleventh Road, Wollaston Avenue, and Forrest Road in Haynes. […]

Bridgetown wastewater recycling improvements underway

Two projects are underway in Bridgetown, Western Australia, for major improvements to its wastewater system valued at $9.4 million. Work’s have begun to upgrade to the Bridgetown Wastewater Treatment Plant which treats the town’s wastewater to a high quality before it is used to irrigate the Bridgetown Golf Course. The project is expected to be […]

Tender: raw water pumping station

Toowoomba Regional Council (QLD) is seeking expressions of interest for the design, supply, fabrication and installation of the replacement of both pump sets, including all associated mechanical, civil and electrical work, at Council’s Perseverance Dam Raw Water Pumping Station. The proposed duty of the replacement pumps is 550 L/s at an average head of 316m. […]

Australia’s first CBD automated waste collection system

The first shipment of pipes for Australia’s first, high-tech, automated waste collection system for a CBD has arrived in Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, ahead of construction on the first stage of the project. The waste system will be installed in stages over the coming decade and will make the 53-hectare Maroochydore City […]

Pumps engineered for extremes

Today’s wastewater is challenging for pumps because of its high content of solid materials. Pumps now have to be specifically engineered to avoid clogging. Advances in impeller technology have enabled the design of wastewater pumps with high resistance to clogging – even with difficult solids content. With the new XFP range, Sulzer now offers a […]

New water and sewage treatment plants nearing completion

The construction of the new Water Treatment Plant (WTP) and Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in Parkes Shire, New South Wales, are nearing completion. Once completed, the new $40 million WTP will supply safe, secure and reliable water for the Parkes and Peak Hill communities, and will ensure that the towns continue to grow and attract […]

Regional households outperform cities in water saving

Regional households in Western Australia are doing more than metropolitan Perth residents to reduce water usage in a drying climate, government statistics have shown. According to the Economic Regulation Authority (ERA) annual Water, Sewerage and Irrigation Performance report, the average regional household used 7.2 per cent less water in 2015-16 than the previous year, while […]

Major upgrade of Victor Harbor sewer network complete

SA Water has completed a $9.8 million upgrade of Victor Harbor’s sewer network, which will help cater for new residential and community developments. Work began in late 2016 and involved the installation of approximately six kilometres of underground sewer mains and three new pump stations. Minister for Water and the River Murray, Ian Hunter, said, […]


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