APEX AWARDED DRINKING WATER PLANT UPGRADE

Apex are pleased to have been awarded a contract by the Clutha District Council to upgrade the water treatment plant at Waitahuna.  The upgrade will increase the hydraulic and treatment capacity of the plant, which draws from a surface water body and comes under heavy demand in summer months.

Upgrade works will include optimisation of the raw water feed into the plant, the installation of new chemical dosing points to improve coagulation, the installation of a sludge removal system for the clarifier, and the upgrade of the filter backwash system with inspection of the filtration media.  Additional automation of the treatment process for this remote treatment plant will also be completed.

The various upgrades have been selected to provide cost-effective benefits and are scheduled for completion prior to Christmas so the plant capacity is maximised for the holiday period.