RWTS were subcontracted by SEQWater to design and manufacture a engineered water treatment system for the township of Linville.
Client: Practical Engineering and SEQwater
Location: Linville municipal water treatment plant
Technology implemented: Engineered water treatment system for the township of Linville
Due to the 2013 floods and changes in raw water from the Bores supplying the original Linville Water Treatment System, the Linville township potable quality of water could not be guaranteed. As a consequence of the environmental changes that were affecting the Linville township water quality the original water treatment system needed to be decommissioned. In the past seven years as an interim solution the potable water from Kilcoy Potable Water Treatment Plant was trucked in and pumped into the town reservoir which serviced the town requirements. This was not going to be sustainable in the long run and thus RWTS was engaged to provide a water treatment solution to meet the township long term needs and requirements.
Due to the non release site, a minimal waste water was being generated; which resulted in common back washable filter types not being a viable option.
THE RWTS SOLUTION
FILTRATION | ULTRAVIOLET DISINFECTION SYSTEM
RWTS partnered with Practical Engineering – a specialist project team who were given the opportunity to construct a purpose designed and engineered water treatment facility and compound. The Water treatment process required by SEQwater had strict specifications and needed to meet a specific virus and protozoa log reduction through various forms of treatment application and disinfection packages.
RWTS proposed a validated absolute replaceable cartridge filtration process with no backwashing requirement, validated Ultraviolet Disinfection System treatment and residual chlorine disinfection equipment. SEQwater process engineers agreed to the proposed process offered and the design was signed off as a viable solution for the township of Linville. RWTS was engaged and responsible for the turn key water treatment process, procurement, engineering, installation, commissioning and operator training hand over package to client.
Work commenced in late 2019 and was successfully completed in April 2020 after extensive performance testing was completed over a period of 6 weeks.
The Linville township was successfully supplied by RWTS with treated potable water via a custom designed turn-key potable water treatment system. The water treatment system RWTS implemented provided a high quality potable water source conforming to the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines standards and strict guidelines outlined by the utility provider SEQwater.