University research revolutionises stormwater treatment

The research, conducted by Western Australia’s Curtin University and published in the Journal of Environmental Management, found the design of the device, the catch basin insert (CBI), treated stormwater more thoroughly at the source by removing gross pollutants such as leaves and plastic, as well as smaller dissolvable pollutants, the vast majority of which are Read More

Utility awards main renewal program contract

With this contract, Veolia will continue to strengthen the partnership built between the two organisations during the successful delivery of two previous water and sewer infrastructure projects. In addition to the renewal of water mains for the next three years, Veolia will work with Goulburn Valley Water on its valve insertion program to reduce the Read More

SA Water metropolitan services alliance contract expiring

Under the terms of the 10-year contract, the JV will continue to operate and maintain water and sewerage networks across the metropolitan area until its conclusion. SA Water will reassess the best service delivery model for its customers needs and the commercial arrangements needed to meet them, with applications opened to existing and new potential Read More

Interflow wins council contract

Interflow was awarded the sewer relining and CCTV inspection contract by Mackay Regional Council as part of its commitment to meeting standards of service to its customer and long-term asset management program. Interflow will use the patented SPR™ EX-Expanda Spiral Wound Pipe to renew more than 12 km of sewers and complete CCTV condition assessment Read More

Queensland Urban Utilities recruits dogs for leak detection

After eight months of rigorous training, Springer Spaniels Halo and Danny have graduated from the program and are ready to take part in a number of trials across Queensland Urban Utilities’ service region. The dogs will provide an additional method of leak identification, complementing the utility’s other audio and sensor monitoring devices. “We have more Read More

No-Dig Down Under exhibition space selling fast

Coming to Melbourne on 10–13 September 2019, the biennial conference and exhibition promises to be an unmissable event. The exhibition hall will once again feature world leading trenchless manufacturers, suppliers and service providers in what will be the largest gathering in the event’s history. In addition, a theatre will also be positioned in the hall Read More

Data61 wins Eureka Prize for intelligent condition assessment solution

The annual Eureka Prizes are presented by the Australian Museum to recognise outstanding achievements in Australian science and science communication, marking excellence in research and innovation, leadership, science engagement and school science. This year, CSIRO Data61’s Smart Infrastructure Team was honoured with the Excellence in Data Science Award for its analytical tool that can make Read More

View the latest Trenchless Technology tenders

Waterford West SS remedial drainage works Issued by: Department of Education, Training and Employment Closing date: 10 October 2018 Location: Queensland Description: The Department of Education is calling for submissions from suitably qualified Contractors for the construction of remedial drainage works at Waterford West State School. The works entail laying stormwater pipes and pits, forming swales, sub surface drainage Read More

Unitywater introduces advanced sensor technology for leak detection

Unitywater is simultaneously trialling two acoustic monitoring technologies on the Sunshine Coast: Israeli leak detection technology firm Aquarius Spectrum is supplying its AQS-SYS sensors, while Swiss intelligent water technologies company Gutermann is supplying its HISCAN sensors. The sensors are inserted into pipes to monitor pressure and flow using acoustics, alerting network operators to variations that Read More

Inaugural event focuses on damage prevention

The inaugural Oceania Damage Prevention Conference (ODPC), taking place on the Gold Coast on 20–23 August, will use the power of collaboration to discuss the initiatives and advancement of damage prevention across the Oceania region. The three-day event will feature a conference program and trade exhibition, as well as social functions and networking opportunities. Backed Read More

McRobert introduces 3D sewer asset scanning

The development was motivated by the idea that existing technology could be used to make asset inspection safer for personnel and more economical for its clients. The new service was recently used to inspect a Water Corporation asset, which has since been scheduled for refurbishment. Based in Perth, Western Australia, McRobert Contracting Services is a Read More

Water Corporation plans trenchless refurbishment

Water Corporation General Manager Assets Delivery Nick Churchill said the project formed part of an ongoing program to reline and refurbish wastewater pipes across the state. “Around 1.3 kilometres of wastewater pipe will be refurbished over the next five months,” said Mr Churchill. “We use Trenchless Technology to reline wastewater pipes where possible, to minimise Read More

Coliban Water begins maintenance program in Heathcote

Coliban Water contractors Lendlease, Interflow and RSP Environmental Services will carry out CCTV sewer inspections, cleaning and renewals between May and June as part of its water and sewer main renewal program. Many mains in the region date back to the 1950s or earlier; to prevent issues, these mains are subjected to regular testing and Read More

ACA appoints new CEO

Richard Reilly. As ACA CEO, Mr Reilly will be working towards achieving the key objectives laid out in the organisation’s strategic plan. “Mr Reilly will be responsible for delivering key outcomes contained in the ACA’s strategic plan and I am sure you will enjoy working with him to further the interests Read More

MAC System arrives Down Under

The MAC System is an extensometer that uses non-destructive testing to provide data for the structural assessment of pipelines and aid in the selection of a rehabilitation methodology. Issues with hydraulic capacity, leak tightness and stability are three reasons large trunk sewers may need rehabilitation. Where hydraulic performance, groundwater ingresses and wastewater leaks are more Read More

Melbourne Water uses drones to monitor waterways

Following successful trials, the utility has acquired a fleet of drones, including a submersible drone for underwater use, as well as airborne drones that will provide aerial images and videos of assets, with some of these equipped with thermal imaging camera technology to expand their inspection capabilities. In addition to purchasing the range of drones, Read More

Early bird registrations available for Trenchless Asia 2018

The registration discount will be available until 7 April 2018. The 10th Trenchless Asia Exhibition and Conference is returning to Kuala Lumpur for the second time in 2018, and is supported by the International Society for Trenchless Technology (ISTT), who will present a Conference Program designed to provide the international community with a forum for comprehensive and Read More

Queensland Urban Utilities invests AU$300,000 in trenchless relining

Project Manager Philip Leyburn as the PVC liner is inserted into the sewer. The relining project – comprising the inspection, cleaning and relining of sewer pipes – will upgrade the pipes and extend their useful life by up to 50 years. The works will use a ‘fold and form’ renewal process Read More

South East Water starts main renewal in Melbourne’s south

Construction on the 10-week project started in early October along High Street between Williams Road and Grandview Grove, and involves the replacement of 500 m of cast iron water pipe originally laid in 1909, before the first trams travelled along the Prahran East route. “As we plan for the future, and determine where to focus Read More

ASTT Technical Forums attract water utilities

Taking place on 23 November, the Victorian forum will he hosted at Melbourne University’s Woodward Conference Centre in Carlton. The event’s educational presentations will be led by South East Water and followed by Veolia Water Technologies presenting on Coliban Water’s Bendigo Groundwater project. The presentations will be followed by a valuable networking session accompanied by drinks and Read More

Registrations available for Australian Utility Week

Australian Utility Week 2017 will bring together Australia’s digital water leaders for a large digital utility expo that profiles the digital strategies of water and power utilities. This year’s conference will focus on three themes, ‘Customer Centricity, Expanding Intelligent Networks, Developing Analytic Platforms’. The event provides attendees the opportunity to network with more than 1,500 industry Read More

Last minute registrations still available for WaterNZ

The 59th Water New Zealand Conference and Expo aims to bring together industry leaders to share knowledge, experiences and enable industry professionals to build new relationships; it is anticipated that more than 1,000 people will attend this year, after attracting more than 1,200 attendees in 2016. The conference comprises six conference streams and more than Read More

Registrations available for Australian Utility Week

Australian Utility Week 2017 will bring together Australia’s digital water leaders for a large digital utility expo that profiles the digital strategies of water and power utilities. This year’s conference will focus on three themes, ‘Customer Centricity, Expanding Intelligent Networks, Developing Analytic Platforms’. Click here to register for Australian Utility Week. The two-day event comprises three Read More

September edition of Trenchless Australasia now online

The digital edition can be viewed on a tablet, computer or smartphone. To view the magazine click here. The September edition of Trenchless Australasia contains: A look at Queensland Urban Utilities’ record-breaking sewer construction An interview with Ditch Witch’s Christopher Malan A project article on Brisbane’s new Cross River Rail A glimpse at the future of water main renewal Read More

Registration for No-Dig Down Under closes on Friday!

The event, which is now less than seven days away, will take place at the on 12-15 September at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. Click here to register for No-Dig Down Under 2017. NDDU includes a full conference program, training sessions, a technical program and networking opportunities with trenchless professionals, educators and experts from Australasia Read More

Less than two weeks until No-Dig Down Under!

Registrations are still available for the event, which will take place on 12-15 of September at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. NDDU includes a full conference program, training sessions, a technical program and networking opportunities with trenchless professionals, educators and experts from Australasia and around the world. Click here to register for No-Dig Down Under Read More