Sewage Treatment Plant at Remote Mine Site

This 1000 man remote mining camp required a waste water treatment system that would be simple and reliable to operate and cope with a highly variable loading during the construction phase. As a lead and zinc mine, shower volumes are large and highly peak dependent at change of shift.

Project Summary

  • Project designed, installed and commissioned in under 3 months.
  • Plant does not require regular operator intervention and runs fully automatically.
  • Surge control in place to cope with high peak loads.
  • Class A effluent produced suitable for irrigation of grounds and sporting fields.
  • Very low power consumption.
  • Robust performance can withstand shock loading.
  • Provides complete treatment facilities for 1000 man camp including sanitary, laundry, kitchen and messing.

Project Specifics

  • Location: Remote NT, Australia
  • 600,000 litres per day of waste water treated
  • Class A effluent quality suitable for irrigation reuse