Sydney Water supplies water, wastewater, recycled water and stormwater services to more than 4.6 million people covering 12,700km2 throughout Sydney, the Illawarra and the Blue Mountains.
Aquatec’s EP 1100 Wastewater Conditioning & Cleaning System has reduced the grease and solid accumulation, cleansed the wet wells and there have been no odour complaints recorded since initial operation of the units.
The Issue and Outcome
Sydney Water were experiencing build-up of fats, oil and grease in their wet wells, resulting in pump chokes, disruption to level sensors and higher level of odours.
Sydney Water periodically sent out maintenance teams to educt wells; this process was costly and hazardous to their team.
Aquatec collaborated with Sydney Water to provide a tailored solution to reduce maintenance costs and improve wet well conditions with the Aquatec EP Wastewater Conditioner.
Servicing the Sydney Water Community
Aquatec partnered with Sydney Water’s Installation Team to provide a standard, simple installation method to ensure that the EP units were correctly installed for long-term asset protection.
Working together, we developed a guide rail mounting system for the EP which is now used in all current installations and will become the standard for future installations.
This innovation has advanced the safety and operational standards for Sydney Water, reduced installation costs and facilitated ease of installation.
To ensure that Sydney Water’s maintenance personnel returned home safely, Aquatec invested heavily in the tools required to comply with Work Health and Safety regulations. The systems primary function is to reduce fat, oil and grease build-up.
Aquatec worked closely with Sydney Water’s maintenance personnel and accredited installers to complete thorough and exhaustive audits at their troublesome sites. This was to ensure full compliance with Aquatec’s strict installation procedures and to certify the EP systems complied with our WHS/OHS, quality & safety systems.
Additional Benefits recorded by Sydney Water are:
- Reduction in labour costs associated with manual well flushing
- Reduction in frequency of pump chokes due to solids in the well
- EP units have reduced maintenance costs spent on educting corrosive sewage
- No odour complaints since operation of EP System
- Reduction of potential risk of site injuries and associated costs