Port Adelaide Wastewater Pump Station To Install An Odour Management System

Port Adelaide Wastewater Pump Station To Install An Odour Management System

South Australia Minister for Water and the River Murray Ian Hunter

Contract Awarded For Upgrades To Port Adelaide Wastewater Pump Station

Victor P Taffa

South Australian company Waternish Constructions Pty Ltd has been awarded a contract in excess of $2 Million to install a multi-layered odour management system at SA Water’s Port Adelaide Wastewater Pump Station in West Lakes.

“A completely new odour management system using proven technology has been identified as the long-term solution to manage odours from the Port Adelaide Wastewater Pump Station.” Minister for Water and the River Murray Ian Hunter said.

“I thank local residents for their patience as the permanent solution was sought and assure them SA Water is focused on getting this system installed as quickly as possible to minimise the odours from the station.”

New odour management system will use 3 stages of odour-control technology to provide a long-term, permanent solution to minimise odours from the natural by-products of sewage from the pump station.

Successful solution is a proven approach that combines a biotrickling filter, a biofilter and an activated carbon filter.

Upgrade will increase the site’s odour treatment capacity from 3000 m3/hr to 8500 m3/hr and deliver benefits for local residents now and into the future.

“For some time I have been lobbying on behalf of locals for a solution to the odour problem at the pumping station and I’m very pleased that a solution is within sight to this unpleasant issue.” Member for Lee Stephen Mullighan said.

“This solution will provide some much needed relief for residents who will no longer be impacted by these odours from day to day.”

Construction and installation of the new technology will commence in February 2018 and be complete by mid-2018.

Background

Tender process for a long-tem, permanent solution to minimise odours from the Port Adelaide Wastewater Pump Station commenced in August.

Pump station’s existing carbon filters will be maintained to manage odours from the plant until the new 3-stage technology is permanently in place.

Port Adelaide Wastewater Pump Station receives around 22.5 Million litres of sewage each day and plays a vital role in the state’s sanitation system, to protect the health of the area’s local residents.

SA Water has been in regular contact with local residents to update them on the short-term and long-term solutions for managing odours from the pump station.