Operation and Maintenance of WSUD Infrastructure

Operation and maintenance of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) and stormwater harvesting assets pose significant challenges within the industry. Despite the existence of excellent solutions developed over the years, many of these advancements have not been put into practice.

In an attempt to address these issues and promote the adoption of best practices in the operation and maintenance of WSUD and stormwater harvesting, IPWEA VIC organized a workshop on June 3rd, 2014, at Banyule City Council. The workshop aimed to provide a platform for knowledge sharing and discussions on these topics, facilitating the exchange of ideas and solutions.

For the past seven years, IV Water has been supporting the management of plant maintenance by undertaking engineering tasks related to the operation of AAMI stadium rainwater harvesting facility and Melbourne Park stormwater harvesting facility. They have conducted comprehensive assessments of the asset conditions, reviewed performance, and provided recommendations for modifications required at the Water Treatment Plant (WTP). These proposed modifications and upgrades have been implemented accordingly.

Melbourne & Olympic Parks currently operates the Stormwater Harvesting facilities with technical support and guidance from IV Water. As part of the ongoing maintenance efforts, regular clean-outs of the external infrastructure are conducted to ensure proper operational functioning. This includes the cleaning and inspection of stormwater diversion structures, detention tanks, pump stations, and Gross Pollutant Traps (GPTs). Through these activities, approximately 25.0 tons of pollution and sediment are intercepted, captured, and diverted from entering the Yarra River during each clean-out cycle.

IV Water established successful collaboration between Melbourne & Olympic Parks and City West Water. A transfer pipeline was completed in June 2019. This pipeline connects the Western Courts scheme to Melbourne Park, resulting in an additional 12,000,000 litres of runoff water being integrated into the Melbourne Park stormwater harvesting scheme resulting in combined total of 52,000,000 litres per year.

Operation and Maintenance of WSUD Infrastructure: IV Water Presentation

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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