Gold Standard for Water Reclamation The Bundamba AWTP is part of the largest recycled water scheme in the Southern Hemisphere. The main treatment steps – ultrafiltration membranes, reverse osmosis membranes followed by advanced oxidation using ultra-violet irradiation and hydrogen peroxide – represent the gold standard for water reclamation. The plant is the largest application of 18-inch reverse osmosis membranes. This reduced the capital cost since fewer membranes were required, resulting in less maintenance and a lower plant footprint. The plant was the first AWTP to come on line and was built in about half the time typically required for a similar facility. Stage 1A delivered first water in less than 10 months after the Bundamba Alliance team received access to the site. The Bundamba Alliance has earned a number of awards, including the prestigious international Project of the Year Award from the Construction Management Association of America. Stage 1B of the plant added an additional 40 MLD to the capacity of the plant. This innovative, sustainable project is part of the AU$2.5 billion (US$1.7 billion) WCRW project, the third-largest recycled water project in the world. Featuring a network of 200 kilometers (124 miles) of underground pipelines and three new AWTPs, the WCRW project will ensure a secure water supply for the rapidly growing, yet drought-prone South East Queensland region for years to come. Contact us to learn more about what we can do for you. 0 Related Insights How are the Largest U.S. Cities Managing Rising Costs for Water and Sewer Services? According to respondents in the 2018-2019 50 Largest Cities Water & Wastewater Rate Survey, utilities are modifying how they charge for services to address revenue stability and affordability concerns. With Grid Modernization, Utilities Poised For Most Visible Transformation The annual Strategic Directions Report series offers analysis and insights into key issues and trends facing the smart cities and utilities, electric, natural gas, and water utility sectors. Digital Water There’s huge potential to reap the true benefits of advances in digital water future, no matter what stage of the journey you are on. Black & Veatch uses Memphis sewer project as moment to mentor contractors about avoiding job harm Black & Veatch shared its time-tested safety practices during a free seminar for local supervisors and contractors working on the 10-year Memphis Sanitary Sewer Overflow program. Stormwater Management: Program Planning Critical to Resilient Systems Understanding key industry priorities and investment drivers can help stormwater utility managers balance the diverse and complex financial, regulatory and community needs involved in stormwater management. Related Project Stories Lifting the Burdens of Capital Improvement Programs For more than 20 years, Black & Veatch worked with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utility Commission to upgrade its wastewater treatment system on a project-by-project basis. There were many short-term wins, but resilience dated master plan made the long-term a bit less clear. The real win, and biggest cost savings, required a different approach. Water Reuse Provides Cost Savings to City, Avocado Farmers The city of Escondido, Calif., had converging challenges. It had too much wastewater and not enough potable water. The answer: water reuse. A Wastewater Treatment Plant that Pays for Itself Black & Veatch is the designer and builder of a new, $35 million solids treatment system for the Liverpool Wastewater Treatment Plant in Medina County, Ohio. The system provides energy performance savings and other sustainable benefits through an innovative Design-Build Performance Contract. As a result, the county expects to be able to pay for the new system without increasing customer rates. New Ulu Pandan Demonstration Plant Sets the Global Standard for Water Innovation The Ulu Pandan Wastewater Treatement Demonstration Center has a treatment capacity of 12,500m3/day, and serves to test advanced water treatment technologies before deploying them on a larger scale at Tuas Water Reclamation Plant in the future. Industrial Wastewater Treatment Keeps Power Facilities Compliant A large utility located in the Midwest needed to build a low volume wastewater (LVW) treatment system to improve to two of its coal-burning plants necessitated by the Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) rule.