Managing Site Restrictions
Navigating a narrow site with street frontage
The site identified for the new pump station presented on a tight parcel of land fronting a nature strip between residential properties and a roadway. Aquatec’s design solution exceeded the original design intent and assumptions.
Our pump station achieved a smaller overall footprint with the inclusion of our exclusive internal valve chamber while achieving an improved aesthetic for surrounding residents. The installation process became easier to navigate on this narrow site as will maintenance for access purposes in the future.
With local design innovations
Aquatec locally manufactured and delivered a 3.2 diameter , 6.4 metre deep mould-formed Concrete Sewer Pump Station for the Chinchilla township.
The design features an integral valve chamber engineered to eliminate the line-up of separate valve chambers for a smaller footprint. A mastic sealant applied to all joins provides a guaranteed seal to protect the asset from future leaks into the surrounding residential environment.
Aquatec were appointed to install a new Concrete Pump Station
Building for Future Growth
Asset development for the long-term
The pump station achieves delivery flow rates of 54 l/s at a total discharge head of 44 metres. The flow and head pressures are calculated for delivery to the township’s new treatment plant based on projected 30 year percentage growth rates for the town.
Hydrostatic Pressure Transducers work in conjunction with back-up floats for a safe and effective control system, while programmable pump controls operate sensitive to water pressure around the transducer.
Advancing Safety Measures
Training & Technology
The pump station is supported by a switchboard fitted with an automatic dialling system to alert Council via text messages to faults and failures in real-time.
Maintenance personnel were provided with operation and maintenance training to ensure the continued safe operation of the asset. The pump station lid is designed with a removable gantry and mechanical winch to achieve safe lifting and maintenance of the pumps. A hinged grating provides added fall protection for maintenance workers.
Continued Service & Commissioning
Project delivery & client service
To achieve continued service for the town’s residents, Aquatec managed the project build phase and assisted with the decommissioning and diversion of wastewater from existing to new infrastructure.
A backup generator supplied necessary power on site to install and commission the new sewer pump station in accordance with tight time frames, including mechanical and electrical fit-outs and testing to Council standards.
Reliable Wastewater Infrastructure
Partners for long-term success
Following the commissioning of this sewer pump station in September 2012 no faults have been reported against this asset. Aquatec delivered on-time and within budget over a tight 14 week time-frame, exceeding original design expectations for a safer, cleaner result.