Alice Smart Effluent Reuse

Rainfall in Alice Springs

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.

Waste Water Treatment Plant Ugrade to Class A Recycled Water Quality

  • Assessment of treatment options
  • Functional design for a 2.50 ML storage tank and a 6.0 ML/day treatment plant
  • Costs estimates including CAPEX & OPEX
  • Tenders preparation, assessment and recommendations
  • Advise on HAZOP & HACCOP
  • Review of detailed design for a 6.0 ML/day treatment plant
  • Act as Principal representative for the contract from commissioning of works to practical completion

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.

What We've Done for Others

  • All
  • Integrated
  • Stormwater
  • Wastewater
  • Maintenance
  • Industrial
  • Guidelines
WSUD Workshop exploring OPEX cost reduction
  • IPWEA WSUD Workshop

  • OPEX cost reduction
Our pride and joy - Melbourne Olympic Park Stormwater Harvesting Scheme
  • Melbourne Olympic Park

  • 52 mill. litres of water annually
Alice Springs Waste Water Reuse Scheme
  • Alice Smart Effluent Reuse

  • 6 mill. litres of water daily
WSUD Workshop exploring OPEX cost reduction
  • City of Banyule WSUD

  • OPEX cost reduction
Improving drainage
  • Fonterra, Darnum Drainage

  • Safety and functionality improved
Integrated Water Management Collaborations
  • IPWEA / DELWP IWM Workshops

  • Collaboration initiated
Stormwater Harvesting at the Botanic Gardens
  • Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens

  • Improved system performance
Sewer Mining at Yarra Park
  • Yarra Park Sewer Mining

  • 180 mill. litres of Class A water annually
More value and less money. Auditing of contracts
  • Port Phillip Value for Money

  • Service contracts audit
Best practice in integrated water management
  • Water Recycling Conference 2019

  • Best practice in Integrated Water Management
Maintaining stormwater harvesting scheme assets
  • Banyule Stormwater Harvesting

  • Optimal method of asset maintenance
Sewer mining and better reuse of wastewater
  • Sunshine Golf Sewer Mining

  • Design, tendering and project management
Stormwater harvesting guidelines
  • Stormwater Harvesting Guidelines

  • Developing industry standard
Mining and sustainability
  • Moranbah Water Study

  • Developing sustainable mining strategies
Operation and maintenance: best practice
  • Melbourne Sports Precinct Tour

  • Best practice in design, operation and maintenance
Machinery auditing
  • Lafarge Holcim Audits

  • Structural audits of plant and equipment
Mining and maintaining of assets
  • Grantville Quarry Infrastructure

  • Design and implementation
Stormwater treatment devices
  • Road Map Report

  • Stormwater treatment devices performance verification

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