Water Journal : Water Journal November 2011
industry news regular features 22 NOVEMBER 2011 water The Luggage Point Advanced Water Treatment Plant is one of three treatment plants owned and operated by Seqwater in the Western Corridor Recycled Water Scheme that produces purified recycled water from wastewater. The scheme supplies purified recycled water to South-East Queensland's power stations and new industrial customers as required. Seqwater spokesperson, Cedric Robillot, said the plant has the ability to provide up to 70 megalitres per day of purified recycled water. "In addition to this primary function the plant also provides considerable environmental benefits reflecting extensive testing and research undertaken during construction by the Luggage Point Alliance, in partnership with joint venture partner CH2M HILL," Mr Robillot said. "The plant is significantly reducing the level of nutrients entering the Brisbane River by reclaiming treated wastewater that would otherwise be discharged directly into the River and Moreton Bay." The process at the plant involves nutrients and micro-contaminants being extracted as the water passes through a flocculation and settling step, followed by a system of micro-filters, reverse osmosis membranes and UV-advanced oxidation reactors. The 2011 International WateReuse Project of the Year Award was presented by the International WaterReuse Association on September 12, during the 26th Annual WateReuse Symposium in Phoenix, Arizona, to recognise facilities whose significance and contributions have advanced the water reuse industry internationally. Sydney City's $6.9m Energy Overhaul The City of Sydney expects to save $1.3 million a year by overhauling the energy and water performance of its major buildings. Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP said the $6.9 million project would also be a big step towards achieving the City's ambitious carbon reduction targets. "Retrofitting the City's buildings with energy and water efficiency technologies will significantly reduce our costs -- in fact, the project will pay for itself within six years," the Lord Mayor said. "It will also cut 7000 tonnes of carbon emissions a year, taking the City's overall emissions reductions from 6.8 per cent to 19.9 per cent -- well on the way to our target of 70 per cent by 2030 (on 2006 levels)." An aerial view of Luggage Point AWTP.
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