Water Journal : Water Journal November 2016
Adelaide River's drinking water is drawn from a series of bores that contain elevated and variable concentrations of iron and manganese, causing the water to be discoloured and have an unpleasant taste. In July 2015, alongside Power and Water Corporation (Power and Water) in the Nor thern Territory, SUEZ and Joint Venture Par tner Goodline commissioned a new $6 issue and provide locals and travellers with clean and clear water. "The objectives of the project were to ensure the supply of safe drinking water complying with the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines and to address the persistent aesthetic problems experienced by the local community," said Tom Burns, General Manager of Design and Build at SUEZ. Bringing together a team of in-house exper ts with years of operational experience and par tnering with a local exper t constructor to design and build the plant, the new process was simple in nature. The upgrade consisted of a two-stage process applying advanced biological technology to remove the compounds in a cost-effective way. The proposed solution was complex chemical systems. How it worked existing water line, located between the bore pumps network and a series of disinfection and clear water storage tanks. Additional equipment, such as backwash pumps, was also installed to provide a fully automated operation. To remove the iron and manganese, SUEZ installed its biological technologies FerazurTM and MangazurTM at the Adelaide River Water Treatment Plant to remove the iron and manganese. Iron and manganese can be removed by two different types of bacteria which are naturally present in ground water ; each of them require a different environment for the best performance. A process consisting of two successive biological iron and manganese effective operation. In order to guarantee water quality from the plant through to customer's taps, the township's entire downstream water distribution systems were also cleaned with an innovative ice pigging process. Ice pigging is a global SUEZ solution, which uses the naturally abrasive proper ties of 8km of mains pipes were cleaned, with 440kg of suspended soils removed. Glass half-full for Adelaide River The township of Adelaide River is found on the Stuar t Highway 110km south of Darwin. With an average population of 250 people, the town provides a warm welcome for many travellers but when tourists turned on the tap, the welcome was a little tainted. Advertorial Since the commissioning of the WTP, positive feedback has been received from the community regarding the water quality and complaints have been reduced to zero," The results Burns said Power Water had been receiving a regular stream of complaints relating to the discoloured water since 2006. "Since the commissioning of the WTP, positive feedback has been received from the community regarding the water quality and complaints have been reduced to zero," he said. the treatment plant continues to meet the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. Eric Vanweydeveld, Senior Project Manager at Power and Water, said the collaborative approach between SUEZ and Power and Water led to lower costs, better value for money and a high-quality treatment facility. "SUEZ's project team maintained a cooperative and positive relationship with Power and competence in terms of water treatment, risk management, constructability and commissioning. SUEZ's project team successfully managed the planning, execution, and closing of the project ensuring that the key issues of safety, cost, time, quality and client satisfaction have been realised," Vanweydeveld said. At the plant's opening in December 2015, then-Primary Industries and Deputy Chief Minister of the Nor thern Territory Willem Westra van Holthe said: "It's a huge step for ward for Adelaide River to really bring their drinking water in line with everywhere else in Australia, to make water out of the tap look like it should."
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