Alice Springs, located in the heart of Australia's Northern Territory, experiences a unique and diverse climate characterized by extreme temperature variations and distinct seasonal patterns. Situated in the arid interior, Alice Springs is often referred to as the "Red Centre" due to its stunning desert landscapes and iconic red sand.
In contrast, winter brings cooler temperatures to Alice Springs, but it can still get quite chilly during the nights. Days remain generally warm and pleasant, providing a respite from the searing heat of summer. The temperature fluctuations between day and night can be quite dramatic, with temperature differences of 15-20 degrees Celsius (27-36 degrees Fahrenheit) not uncommon.
Rainfall in Alice Springs is sparse and unpredictable, with the majority of precipitation occurring during the summer months in the form of occasional thunderstorms. These storms can be short-lived but intense, bringing welcome relief from the heat and adding a touch of drama to the arid landscape.
Alice Water Smart - a series of projects aimed at reducing consumption of potable water in Alice Springs, to decrease dependence on the Roe Creek Bore Field which, since commissioning in the 1960's, has been dropping the water level in the aquifer by more than 1m/year. Supported by Australian Government's 'Water for the Future' initiative, Alice Smart aims to reduce water consumption by 220 megalitres/annum (equivalent to 100 Olympic sized swimming pools) by supplementing potable water supply with recycled for irrigation purposes.
One of the major projects under the Water Smart initiative was upgrading existing plant at Alice Springs Waste Stabilisation Ponds (WSP) to enable supply of recycled water for unrestricted irrigation purposes. Improved water quality was to comply with Class A recycled water standard according to NT's Recycled Water Management Plan and Validation Guidelines, 2008.
The purpose of this upgrade was to enhance opportunities to utilise recycled water by improving its quality sufficiently to allow unrestricted reuse for irrigation purposes, including irrigating public parks/ovals and to supply to various commercial operators for outdoor use.
Our water infrastructure experts are proud to be selected by Power & Water Corporation, NT to provide ongoing technical support and advice on this project which was the first waste water effluent recycling project in NT to comply with the Class A water quality requirements.