Polluted Runoff Washing Livestock, Trucks & Irrigating Ovals
Location: Weddel Rd, North Geelong
Customer: City of Greater Geelong
Products: SPEL Stormceptor
The client had three consumers of water that could be made more sustainable. These users included the local sale yards, a truck wash and a football field. The source of water for recycling included urban runoff, which contains sediments and hydrocarbons and runoff from a quarry, this contained frequently high loading of salt. This meant that a traditional harvesting system would not produce the highest yield and the best outcome long term. An application was formed, funding was received and the project design started!
Harvesting stormwater from a new land development project and saline water from an old quarry and supplying this as treated to Class A water to 3 remote reuse points calls for a highly efficient treatment solution. AKS, SPEL’s Victorian Design Office, worked with the consultant and the client to provide a solution that fitted with a tight budget whilst providing maximum yield. This project consisted of a SPEL Stormceptor with an integral pump station, this was harvesting water, through a diversion weir, and pumping it to above ground 750kl tanks. The pumping and treatment system takes the tank water, pre-treated to Class 1 quality through the Stormceptor, and provides further treatment through media filtration and UV to produce Class A water. The control system, this including a salinity detection system, remote valving at the reuse locations and the telemetry for remote monitoring. AKS provided this as a turnkey project also completing project supervision and instruction throughout the installation process under the direction of the client.