Tumbarumba Water Treatment Plant

Tumbarumba Water Treatment Plant

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Tumbarumba Shire Council


Tumbarumba, NSW


Water treatment


AUD $3.5 M


Safe Drinking Water - based on Australian Standard Guidelines for township of Tumbarumba


Drinking water



Completion Date:

August 2011


Mark Aitken - Aquatec Maxcon

Aquatec Maxcon is in the process of completing the design and construction of the Water Treatment Plant at Tumbarumba.

Aquatec Maxcon is the Main Contractor on this project constructing the water treatment plant at the existing 68 ML reservoir site to treat the raw water from this reservoir for distribution to the township of Tumbarumba.

Main elements of the project include:

  • 3 ML/d in-filter DAFF Water Treatment Plant
  • 2 ML/d clear water reservoir
  • A raw water pump station at the existing balance tank
  • Two sludge lagoons to treat the waste from the new Water Treatment Plant

The water treatment involves the following processes:

  • Alum dosing (coagulation)
  • Pre-soda ash (pH/alkalinity adjustment, if required)
  • Dissolved Air Flotation Filtration (DAFF)
  • Post-soda ash (pH/alkalinity adjustment)
  • Chlorination system
  • Fluoridation system
  • Filtered water 2 ML tank
  • 2 x sludge lagoons with stop board arrangement

Other related projects:

  • Mt Beauty WTP (2010), 2.7 ML/d design capacity
  • Coffs Harbour DAFF plant (2009) ,42 ML/d design capacity
  • Ararat DAFF WTP (2000), 200 L/s
  • Halls Gap DAFF WTP (2000), 45 L/s
  • Corowa DAFF WTP (2002), 200 L/s
  • Lockington DAFF WTP (2003), 12 L/s
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