Menindee is famous for its inland lake system that was originally constructed for town water supplies, irrigated industries and environmental flows through the development of weirs and spillways. Unfortunately over the years, prolonged dry weather has significantly reduced the lakes’ water supply. The drilling of a bore for groundwater became paramount to provide an alternative supply of drinking water. Groundwater tests revealed dissolved metals contamination, in excess of the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG).
Aeramix was awarded the role of developing a new chemical dosing system to treat the contaminants in the groundwater.
Rapid site mobilisation occurred by the Aeramix TSI team and full project delivery was completed within 8 weeks.
A new potassium permanganate and aluminium chlorohydrate (ACH) chemical dosing system was integrated to enhance the existing treatment process and to ensure the removal of groundwater contaminants.
The existing machinery shed was converted to a fully compliant chemical dosing and storage facility. The new enhanced chemical dosing system installed has provided an additional level of assurance to the drinking water quality and safety of Menindee’s water supply.
Our Engineers, Chemical Dosing Specialists, Technical Personnel and partnered sub-contractors worked tirelessly to transform the simplistic machinery shed into a state of the art chemical dosing system on time and on budget. The system has been successfully treating water for the township since commissioning in December 2015.