Water Journal : Water Journal November 2013
WATER NOVEMBER 2013 14 CrossCurrent Work has begun to connect Hyden residents to an innovative wastewater scheme, the rst of its kind in Western Australia. The $3.6 million trial was supported by 90 per cent of the town during a community poll in 2011 and is part of the State Government's in ll sewerage program. "Hyden's STED system will take wastewater that has already been treated in household septic tanks through a pipeline system and to a disposal pond located outside of town," said Water Minister Terry Redman said. Queensland Close to 90 per cent of Mackay's treated ef uent is recycled and used for irrigation by cane farmers, reducing demand on groundwater by 8,500 mega litres per year. Greg Plath has a 47- mega litre dam that is supplied with treated ef uent water and says it gives him a sure water supply, which is priceless in times of drought. Mr Plath says more farmers are looking for another scheme like this, but isn't sure the support is there. "There was federal, state and local government support when we built this one. I know there are farmers knocking on the door to Mackay Regional Council all the time wanting to be part of this." Unitywater has completed a signi cant engineering achievement, drilling an 820-metre sewerage pipeline under the Maroochy River on the Sunshine Coast as part of its innovative solution to cater for growth in the area. The pipeline beneath the river marks the rst stage of a three-stage project that will see the closure of the Suncoast Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) and the transfer of the sewage to the Maroochydore STP, which has the capacity to fully treat it. For the rst time, a uniform code will apply across South East Queensland for the design and construction of new water supply and sewerage assets, making it easier for developers, engineers, consultants and service providers to deliver water infrastructure. The ve South East Queensland (SEQ) water service providers -- Gold Coast City Council, Logan City Council, Queensland Urban Utilities, Redland Water and Unitywater -- worked together to develop the new SEQ Water Supply and Sewerage Design and Construction Code (SEQ Code) that became effective on 1 July. Member News Water treatment specialist Degrémont, a subsidiary of utility company Suez Environnement, has won the contract for the design, construction and commissioning of a 1000m3 per day wastewater membrane ltration system, SmartRack, for Thales Australia at its Mulwala facility in New South Wales. AECOM has authored the fth edition of Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Resource Recovery, published by McGraw-Hill Higher Education. One hundred years have passed since the initial publication of the Metcalf & Eddy Book. Numerous updates and editions have been published to keep pace with technical developments, regulatory changes and evolving systems. The book has become the staple in wastewater engineering courses and a reference design text for practicing engineers worldwide. Veolia Water Australia has won a nine-month contract with Energy Resources of Australia Ltd (68.4 per cent owned by Rio Tinto) for the operations and maintenance of the Brine Concentrator at Ranger Mine in the Northern Territory. Gary Crisp, Global Business Leader -- Desalination at GHD, has been re-elected as a director of the International Desalination Association (IDA) for 2013--2015. He is the only Australian of the 16 elected members. The IDA is the leading information and professional development body for the global desalination industry. URS welcomes Greg Johnson as Principal Civil Water Engineer in the Melbourne of ce. Greg has over 20 years of experience in the water industry, incorporating investigations, design, documentation, estimating, tender evaluation and contract administration. He specialises in being the Project Manager or Design Manager for projects involving the design of pump stations, pipelines, water storages and treatment plants. Austrade, together with the Department of Industry and waterAUSTRALIA--AWA, invites Australian water technology and solution providers to join the Australian Water Solutions Mission to China to develop new business in the industrial provinces of Jiangsu and Guangdong, and to be part of the Australian Pavilion at Water Expo China + Water Membrane China 2013 (WEC 2013) held in Beijing from 2-4 December 2013. This mission will be led by Australia's Water Supply Advocate, Bob Herbert, AM. Program arrangements, including industry seminars, networking events and the Australian Pavilion will be supported by the Australian Department of Industry and Austrade. The next NCEDA International Desalination Workshop, The Politics and Practice of Desalination, takes place from 28--29 November and includes an impressive line-up of speakers from around the globe. The workshop is being held in collaboration with the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Republic of Korea. The workshop will showcase some notable international desalination success stories, such as the Megaton Project in Japan. There will also be presentations from the Singapore Membrane Technology Centre and the King Abdulla University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia, and talented Australian and Korean researchers will provide a broad overview of desalination research being undertaken in both countries. AWA members are eligible for the discounted ate of $990. For more information and to register, visit the NCEDA website. Monadelphous Group has been awarded new maintenance services and infrastructure construction contracts with a combined value of approximately $250 million. The contracts are for work in the oil and gas sector in Western Australia and the water sector in Queensland. AWMA's i-RiserTMPLUS has won the Telstra Technology and Innovation Award at the 2013 Elmore Field Days. This new patented vacuum breaking technology was designed and developed by AWMA Water Control Solutions and mitigates hydraulic issues that cause pipelines to fail.
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