TasWater is the provider of water and sewerage services throughout Tasmania and operates the drinking water supply system for the town of Scamander located on the east coast with a population of approximately 800.
The Scamander WTP membrane filtration system was commissioned in 2011 and after an initial period of operation by TasWater, was not able to consistently meet treated water quality and production requirements. It was identified that the membrane filtration system would require a pre-treatment upgrade in order to meet the plant’s production requirements.
The scope of works completed by MJM on this project included the following:
Detailed Membrane Plant Performance Review
Pre-Treatment Process Options Assessment
Concept Design of Pre-Treatment Upgrade
Full Scale Trial of Direct Coagulation
Prescriptive Design and Construct Contract Documentation
Tender Assessment and Detailed Review
Design and Construction Contract Management and Technical Engineering Services
MJM Environmental worked closely with TasWater to deliver the following outcomes for the project:
Selection of the most appropriate pre-treatment technology for the raw water quality and to match the existing membrane filtration plant configuration
Delivery of the pre-treatment infrastructure on time and on budget
Improving membrane filtration run times from 13 to 500 hours – 40 times improvement in performance
TasWater is able to consistently meet its production requirements at Scamander and has maximised the use of its existing assets