Brushy Creek Class A Treatment Plant

With the lack of spring rains and imminent tougher water restrictions, Yarra Valley Water’s managing director Tony Kelly set the challenge to provide a Class A Recycled Water Treatment Plant to supply 2 ML of Class A water for unrestricted irrigation of sporting ovals and municipal parks and gardens.

The ambitious project was to begin 3rd September 2007 and be completed in early December 2007 prior to the period of summer irrigation. The extremely short time frame for design and construction included EPA/DHS endorsement of the scheme before the system could supply water to the community. The project required a cooperative approach between the client, design consultant, constructor and regulators to meet the deadline.

Greg Chalmers was the Project Director for consulting services to assist YVW deliver this project by undertaking design and project management as required.  Project tasks including construction management, selection of process train components, contract management, and management of the EPA/DHS endorsement.

The plant was completed and operational by 12th December and has supplied Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs with recycled water since opening.  Yarra Valley Water’s Managing Director Tony Kelly says:

“…once again thank you for a fantastic effort in getting the Brushy Creek plant up and running in world record breaking time.”

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